Elements GLONASS navigation system integrated to individual Russian soldiers equipment 3107112
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|Elements of GLONASS navigation system will be integrated to individual Russian soldiers equipment.|
Elements of the Russian satellite global positioning system GLONASS will be integrated into the communication equipment of the Russian soldiers airborne troops, announced Saturday, 30 July, 2011, the Russian army airborne troops chief of staff, General Nikolaï Ignatov.
“Elements of the GLONASS will be integrated into the military gear. The localisation of each soldier will be located to the screen navigator of its superior, so that it will be able to control the position of each member of its unit”, declared the general on the Echo of Moscow radio.
He added that after the introduction of this equipment, the traditional topographic maps would not be cancelled.
General Ignatov moreover indicated that before 2012, the airborne troops would be also equipped with a new command system, Andromeda-D. According to him, this system is currently used only in the 76e airborne assault division