Northern European nations have this year been complaining of unexplained ‘outages’ of vital GPS systems. Now we know it was actually a secret experiment with the Chinese to modify the Earth’s atmosphere — to boost and jam vital signals.

Scientists have revealed the existence of the project in a research paper published in the Chinese journal Earth and Planetary Physics.

According to the South China Morning Post, it describes how a specific layer of the Earth’s atmosphere over Europe was ‘modified’ to test the military application of the technology.

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