China’s BeiDou navigation satellites could be integrated with Russia’s Glonass network to challenge the US’ Global Positioning System, according to one observer. Photo: Xinhua
China’s BeiDou navigation satellites could be integrated with Russia’s Glonass network to challenge the US’ Global Positioning System, according to one observer. Photo: Xinhua

From arms buyer to hi-tech partner – China’s changing military weapons ties with Russia

Beijing used to be Moscow’s biggest defence customer but the two countries are shifting towards more joint development projects

China’s BeiDou navigation satellites could be integrated with Russia’s Glonass network to challenge the US’ Global Positioning System, according to one observer. Photo: Xinhua
China’s BeiDou navigation satellites could be integrated with Russia’s Glonass network to challenge the US’ Global Positioning System, according to one observer. Photo: Xinhua
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