GPS versus GLONASS

Posted: September 17, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The idea of GPS and GPS alone being all things to all people at all times may be fading.

Instead, perhaps it’s more like this: precision space-based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) signals are all things to all people at all times.

And of course, this goes well beyond all people, like to missiles, for example, where it’s reported the Russia-Indian BrahMos anti-ship missile now uses the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation signal, in addition to GPS.

BrahMos block II successfully tested earlier this month.

Why do the EU, Russia, and China all want their own PNT systems?

Having to depend on the U.S. for what’s come to be seen as an essential service might have something to do with it.

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