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Planes, Boats Hit by North Korea GPS Signal Jamming

Planes, Boats Hit by North Korea GPS Signal Jamming
 North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un(Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 April 2016 06:46 PM

North Korea's jamming of GPS signals has the Pentagon worried about public safety in the region.

Fox News reports that North Korea, which began jamming the signals in South Korea last week, has affected passenger airplanes, Uber drivers, fishing boats, and people who use GPS signals for directions.

The U.S. military's 30,000 troops stationed in South Korea use an encrypted GPS system, which is immune to the jamming.

North Korea last jammed GPS signals on its southern neighbor in 2012, reports Fox, which says several officials at the Department of Defense told the network the U.S. is growing concerned over the latest round of GPS jamming.

North Korea has a socialist government led by Kim Jong Un, who took over as the country's supreme leader in 2012. It was recently reported that Kim's weight has ballooned to nearly 300 pounds, while the government warned citizens to prepare for a famine.

Last month, North Korea released a propaganda video that showed a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C. The country also conducted a test  on a rocket engine that could power an ICBM missile, a test it claimed was successful.

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