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Russia tests sat jamming

Russia is reportedly testing weaponry to jam US communications satellites.

Russian broadsheet Izvestia reports the Ministry of Defense has developed the technology to jam low-orbit satellites operated by the likes of GlobalStar, OneWeb, and Iridium.

The Ministry did not confirm the report.

Jammers would be placed in the Arctic on two mobile trucks which could silence dozens of satellites without inflicting collateral damage, Izvestia reports.

The report comes amid rising tensions between the US and Russia.

The US formally accused Russia Friday of hacking and stealing email and other documents from the Democratic National Committee, while international prosecutors confirmed the downing of flight MH17 was caused by a Buk missile, the same weapon seen crossing the Russian border into Ukraine before the incident. ®

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