Russia Successfully Tests Alternative to U.S.-Funded GPS Technology

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The Russian-made Su-25 model, in which the GLONASS was installed is currently has been part of Russia’s airforce for the last 30 years and is also used by the Belarusian, Kazakh and North Korean air forces to name a few. DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS/
The Russian-made Su-25 model, in which the GLONASS was installed is currently has been part of Russia’s airforce for the last 30 years and is also used by the Belarusian, Kazakh and North Korean air forces to name a few. DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS/

Units in Russia’s air force are now operating with a Russian-developed navigation system, an alternative to the U.S.-funded GPS. The home-grown navigation project called GLONASS was installed in SU-25 fighter jets which successfully completed a practice run over northern Kyrgyzstan today, according to a statement issued by regional command. The GLONASS-equipped jets will be used in the rapid response unit of the air force, as Russia continues to experiment with the navigation technology it hopes will soon rival the U.S.’s GPS. Read Full Article