GLONASS navigation devices to be on sale

GLONASS navigation devices to be on sale

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Moscow, Russia, 23 May 2007: Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said, “Navigating devices using GLONASS will appear in the shops this year as the first alternative to the widely used GPS network of the United States.

But development of the system has lagged behind schedule, and Ivanov conceded that it would only have global coverage with a planned total of 24 satellites by 2009. The Russian devices, which will also receive signals from the GPS network, can be used for most of the applications by individual users.