Russia — a country that has its own full-featured navigation system that, in today's world is an important competitive advantage and factor in ensuring national security. What future for the domestic GLONASS system, representatives of Roscosmos told in an interview to the newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets".
Over recent years, the GLONASS system is constantly developed and improved: positioning accuracy has increased by 10 times the orbital group was brought to full strength, were brought into orbit a new generation of satellites. Increased demand for satellite navigation services, especially in the area of control and management of vehicles. GLONASS technology also is used in search and rescue (ERA-GLONASS program "Social GLONASS"), geodetic and cadastral works and even in predicting earthquakes.
The first task, which was designated representatives of the Russian Space Agency in the framework of the further development of domestic navigation system — the expansion of the ground infrastructure to increase the accuracy of positioning. The second objective — to achieve positioning in difficult-to-navigate places: buildings, underwater, in the subway. The third objective — full update constellation of new generation devices with enhanced functionality.
According to the NGO experts RIC-Systems, in a short time managed to solve many problems, so GLONASS approached its foreign analogues and even exceed it has a number of parameters. GLONASS, ceasing to be the technology for military purposes, began to develop along the path of commercialization and provided global leadership in the field of Russian navigation and information technology. Further progress of technology will be associated with the integration of mobile devices and the massive development services and solutions demanded by consumers globally.