Pakistan signs up for China's GPS rival

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  1. amoy

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    Pakistan signs up for China's GPS rival • The Register
    Pakistan signs up for China's GPS rival

    By Phil Muncaster • Get more from this author
    Posted in Networks, 20th May 2013 06:22 GMT

    And Beidou to build stations in Pakistan for location accuracy | ZDNet
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Pakistan has no other options and no other friends.

    It will also help China to keep a tab over the fundamentalists released by the Pakistani Taliban into Xinjiang as also keep an eye over Pakistanis. All without raising any hackles!

    A win win for China.
     
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    Keshav Murali Back to studies :( Senior Member

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    What about Compass?
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    how many satellites are in orbit ?
     
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    Beidou Navigation Satellite System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia & BeiDou Navigation Satellite System — Home

    The second generation of the system, officially called the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) and also known as COMPASS or BeiDou-2, will be a global satellite navigation system consisting of 35 satellites, and is under construction as of January 2013. It became operational in China in December 2011, with 10 satellites in use,[1] and began offering services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region in December 2012.[2] It is planned to begin serving global customers upon its completion in 2020.


    “Sensing BeiDou and Applying BeiDou” BeiDou/GNSS Application Demonstration & Experience Campaign Held in Karachi, Pakistan
     

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