Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cuba may link up to Glonass system, Russia's satellite navigation system

Glonass receiver

Moscow and Havana plan to connect Cuba to the Glonass navigation satellite system, the Russian ambassador to Cuba said on Wednesday.

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 enable users to determine their positions to within a few meters.

Russia and Cuba are currently developing cooperation in the sphere of advanced technology, Mikhail Kamynin noted.

"Our plans include a detailed work on connecting Cuba to the Glonass system," the ambassador said.

From:  RIA Novosti

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