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China and Russia Pledge GNSS Program Cooperation

by Kevin Li | Jul 02, 2014

Jointly sponsored by Chinese Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO), Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Russian Federal Space Agency and GLONASS Union, China-Russia Satellite Navigation Cooperation Roundtable was held in Harbin on June 30, 2014.

 

Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Wang Yang, Deputy Prime Minister of China delivered the speech. In Dmitry Rogozin's speech, LBS, insurance and ERA-GLONASS (Russian eCall based on GLONASS system) were emphasized as the important elements of a car, Rogozin also expressed the cooperation willingness between GLONASS and Beidou in joint manufacturing and GNSS products development and market promotion. Then Wang yang expressed the support attitude, emphasized on the identification of the direction of cooperation and prioritizing the cooperation projects.

 

Afterwards, the two Deputy Prime Ministers witnessed the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony for Satellite navigation cooperation between CSNO and GLONASS Union.

 

It is believed that building Beidou or GLONASS Monitoring stations in Russia or in China, researching and developing navigation equipment and manufacturing navigation devices are listed in the MoU.

 

By Strategy Analytics' observation, three Beidou monitoring stations will be built in west, middle and east of Russia, accordingly, three GLONASS monitoring stations will be built in Changchun, Urumqi and another place in 2014.

 

As of Q1, 2014, Beidou/GPS dual mode navigation modules reached 2 million+ sales volume. In particular in vehicle aspect, 300k+ transport vehicles have installed aftermarket Beidou compatible devices, 200k+ Beidou compatible devices have been adopted in OEM and aftermarket sectors in private vehicles.

 

Prior to the Roundtable, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced in June 1 that Russia has started to block the military functions of U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) base stations on its territory and might start dismantling them from September 1 as a response to Washington's anti-Russia sanctions and its refusal to plant GLONASS ground base stations on the U.S. territory (Refer to: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-06/01/c_133377248.htm ). According to Strategy Analytics' understanding, Totally 11 GPS base stations have been terminated and might be dismantled in three months.

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