Qantas pilots have been issued a notice warning about interference on VHF systems from stations posing as the Chinese military.
In a note issued by the airline on Thursday, pilots were informed the interference had been detected in the western Pacific and South China Sea.
“In addition, Group aircraft have experienced GPS jamming suspected to originate from warships operating off the North West Shelf of Australia,” the note read.
Qantas pilots have been warned after strange interference on their VHF devices was reported. Picture: Saeed KHAN / AFP
The airline assured pilots there had been “no safety events reported that relate to this activity”.
Pilots were issued directives on what to do if they encountered the highlighted interference.
Pilots were issued this notice on Thursday. Picture: Twitter
“Should flight crew experience this interference they should continue to track via their assigned clearance and report the interference to the controlling ATC authority,” the advice read.
“An Intelex Report must be submitted providing details of the event or any other unusual activity after landing.”
News.com.au has contacted Qantas for comment.
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