Russian Defence Ministry announces Glonass full deployment by 2010

Russian Defence Ministry announces Glonass full deployment by 2010

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Moscow, Russia, 30 August 2006: Russia’s 24-satellite navigational and GPS, Glonass, will be fully deployed by 2010 as per Russia’s Defense Ministry. The ministry’s press office said the development and use of Glonass was discussed in Moscow at a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and members of a government military commission. Also discussed were ways to improve the competitiveness of navigational services, the mass production of navigational equipment for consumers, as well as legal issues.

Glonass is a Russian analogue of the United States GPS, which is designed to allow users around the globe to receive signals from satellites to identify their position in real time.