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China to have global satellite navigation system by 2015

Beijing (PTI): China plans to develop its own independent global satellite navigation system by 2015. Named, Beidou, the system will have both military as well as civil applications that will arm Chinese aircraft and satellite systems. China plans to send 10 navigation satellites into the space between 2009 and 2010 for the purpose, said Zhang Xiaojin, director of astronautics department with China Aerospace Science.

He said the plan was to establish a global navigation system consisting of more than 30 satellites by the year 2015, which will shake off country’s dependence on foreign systems.