Rogozin: Four global navigation systems to be at work by 2020

Four global and three regional satellite navigation systems will be at work by the end of this decade, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

Four global and three regional satellite navigation systems will be at work by the end of this decade, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

"The Chinese system is just about to be deployed, and there is the European system, too. One needs to remember that our European and U.S. colleagues are negotiating ways to actually thrust their navigation standards upon the world. The navigation service community will not tolerate NATO tricks and jerks. It has to be open to all navigation services. So, if any standards are discussed, the Russian Federation and our Chinese colleagues must be involved," Rogozin said at a plenary meeting of the Techprom 2014 forum on Thursday.

In the end, Russian and Chinese systems will be mutually supplementary, Rogozin said. Cooperation with Brazil in the field of satellite navigation is also being negotiated, he added.

The Glonass global satellite navigation system's precision has improved from 35 to 2.8 meters over the past decade, Rogozin said.

"The system is being modernized. New satellites are being tested and some of them will soon be positioned in orbit to improve the signal precision. The federal law "On the Operation and Use of the Glonass System in the Period until 2020" sets the task of improving its precision to the traditional 0.6 meters," he said.

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