Written Answers - Navigation Systems.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 707 No. 1

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  100.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Defence  Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen   his views on whether jammers available for purchase via the Internet pose a security threat to global positioning system navigation systems at sea; his further views on the potential scale of this threat; and the steps he will take to address it. [15601/10]

[149]Minister for Defence (Deputy Tony Killeen): Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen  I would like to advise the Deputy that as Minister for Defence, the issue of jammers and their potential threat to Global Positioning System, (GPS), navigation systems at sea does not come under my remit. The Naval Service is aware of the issue and I have been informed that in the event of such a threat to one of its ships, the Naval Service could revert to a terrestrial navigation system.


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