Russia, India May Jointly Make Glonass, GPS Navigation Devices

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Russia, India May Jointly Make Glonass, GPS Navigation Devices

Russia and India might establish a joint venture to produce navigation equipment for GPS and its Russian equivalent Glonass, the head of the Russian federal satellite navigation operator said on Tuesday.

Glonass - the Global Navigation Satellite System
- is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, and is designed for both military and civilian use. Both systems allow users to determine their positions to within a few meters.

"We are actively working on a project to establish a joint venture on Indian territory to produce various navigation equipment. In March a group of our negotiators will head there for another round of talks," said Aledxander Gurko, CEO of Navigation and Information Systems (NIS).

Russia currently has a total of 22 Glonass satellites in orbit, but only 16 of them are operational. The system requires 18 operational satellites for continuous navigation services covering the entire territory of Russia and at least 24 satellites to provide navigation services worldwide.

The Glonass navigation satellite system is expected to start operating worldwide by the end of 2010. As soon as global operations are launched, India will be able to use the civilian signal, allowing users to determine their position to within five to 15 meters.

India's access to a more precise military signal is yet to be approved by the heads of the two states.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he would discuss cooperation in the Glonass project with Indian officials during his forthcoming visit to New Delhi in the first half of March.
 

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And so, the visit has been accomplished, agreements signed, ISRO and ROSCOSMOS are going to manufacture GLONASS/GPS receivers in India.... What next? Why India may be interested in GLONASS/GPS receivers, if it is not fully utilising even GPS?
 

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The Hindu : Today's Paper News : India strikes deal with Russia on Glonass

A day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here last weekend for his annual summit with the Russian leadership, an Indian defence team of scientists and defence brass returned to Delhi after inking an agreement for receiving precision signals from Glonass, Russian constellation of satellites.

These signals will allow missiles, including those fired from nuclear submarine Chakra, to strike within half a metre of distant targets.
 

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it will be integration of glonass with irnss. moreover the newspaper clearly tells us that it will be a paid service. India will be paying russia for the use of glonass
 

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Technically we are paying for development and launch of satellites and hence get some sort of benefit in it's use.
 

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but the hindu article said we will be having paid services of GLONASS and not only the developmental charges.
 

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I am not complaining. We are gonna get military signals. It's a big deal.
 

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