Russian Glonass Navigation System Delivered to Armenia

Armenia's Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology meets in Yerevan on May 23, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology of Armenia)
Armenia's Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology meets in Yerevan on May 23, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology of Armenia)

Armenia’s Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology meets in Yerevan on May 23, 2017 (Photo: Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology of Armenia)

YEREVAN (Arka)—GLONASS, Russia’s version of GPS (Global Positioning System) has been delivered to Armenia, Armenia’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology said on Tuesday.

It was reported earlier that GLONASS will begin operation in Armenia in the Fall of 2017. Armenian specialists from the ministry of transport, communications and information technology, the Crisis Management Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Byurakan Observatory and Yerevan State University and Russian space agency Roskosmos will soon discuss the system’s installation in Armenia, the ministry said.

A representative of Roskosmos said they are waiting for the ratification of the agreement.

GLONASS is a space-based satellite navigation system operating in the radio-navigation-satellite service and used by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces. It provides an alternative to GPS and is the second alternative navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision.

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