The BeiDou programme was launched in the 1990s amid concerns that China’s military would be vulnerable without a home-grown satellite navigation system. Photo: AP
The BeiDou programme was launched in the 1990s amid concerns that China’s military would be vulnerable without a home-grown satellite navigation system. Photo: AP

China and Russia to boost satellite navigation systems with new ground stations

  • BeiDou to install stations in three Russian cities while GLONASS will build sites in Urumqi, Shanghai and Changchun
  • The agreement aims to improve accuracy and reliability of the systems, which compete with US-owned GPS

The BeiDou programme was launched in the 1990s amid concerns that China’s military would be vulnerable without a home-grown satellite navigation system. Photo: AP
The BeiDou programme was launched in the 1990s amid concerns that China’s military would be vulnerable without a home-grown satellite navigation system. Photo: AP
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