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Russia threatens to suspend US-based GPS in its territory

Newscast Media MOSCOW—Moscow may suspend operations in Russia of the U.S.
space-based satellite navigation system known as Global Positioning System (GPS) as
of June 1.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in Moscow on May 13
that the operations of the 11 GPS stations on Russian territory will be fully shut down
by September 1, if the United States does not agree until then to have Russia’s
GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) stations placed on American soil.

Russia’s GLONASS provides the only alternative navigation system with global
coverage in operation.

Source: Radio Free Europe


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