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Russian fighter pilots bring their own GPS devices

by on17 May 2022

Inbuilt navigation systems are so bad

Russian fighter pilots are so fed up with the GPS devices that come with their super expensive jets that there are bringing their own to work and sticking them to the plane dashboards.

Wrecked Russian fighter jets are being found with rudimentary GPS receivers "taped to the dashboards" in Ukraine because their inbuilt navigation systems were so bad.

UK defense experts said that 'GPS' receivers have been found taped to the dashboards of downed Russian Su-34s so the pilots knew where they were, due to the poor quality of their own systems.

The Su-34 was first manufactured in the Soviet Union in the early 1990s but is still one of Russia's top fighter jets.

This is not the only example of poor tech use by the Russian military. Last month, Ukrainian troops paraded what they said was a Russian drone that had been covered in duct tape and fitted with a generic plastic bottle top for a fuel cap.


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