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NavIC to Join Allied System of USA

  • 12 Dec 2019
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Recently, the US Congress has consented to designate India's Navigation in Indian Constellation (NavIC) as its “allied” navigational satellite system along with the Galileo of the European Union and QZSS of Japan.

  • At the same time, it has designated Russia' GLONASS and Chinese Beidou as a “non-allied system”.
  • The tag of the “allied” navigational satellite system allows US satellite navigation system to co-operate or to exchange data with these satellite navigation systems.
    • This tag is designated as part of the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020.
  • The designation of India's NavIC as an “allied system” is part of the American effort to develop a prototype program for multi-global navigation satellite system.

Source:TOI

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