When a man from La Rochelle parked him in the parking lot of Nantes Atlantique Airport, he was fined 2,000 euros for “forgot” to turn off the GPS jammer in his vehicle.
The Nantes court said the fifty-year-old man left the jammer in his car when he flew to Africa in April. The device disrupted the tracking system of the aircraft entering and leaving the airport, causing several flight delays before positioning and disabling.
The prosecutor also demanded a three-month suspended sentence for the man.
GPS Jammers are radio frequency transmitters that deliberately block, interfere or interfere with legal communications, such as B. mobile phones, text messages, GPS systems and Wi-Fi networks.
The French National Intelligence Agency said that in France, it is illegal for members of the public to use GPS jammers, although law enforcement officials can use them in certain circumstances. However, this has not stopped some motorists from using them to avoid paying road tolls or to keep track of their vehicles. They can create bubbles around the vehicle, blocking GPS signals up to 500 m.