The geolocation by satellite system developed by the Russian Federation, Glonass, will be installed in Venezuela, as informed on Thursday the Venezuelan Head of State and Government, Nicolás Maduro Moros.
The measure is part of the agreements reached during the work visit made by the Venezuelan leader to Moscow during the first days of December, where he held a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin:
“The GLONASS system, a satellite system created by Russia, is going to Venezuela and that will allow us to strengthen all the telecommunications capacity in our country”, explained the President.
The Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system, allows to determine the position and speed of sea, air or land transport means, as well as people. It constitutes the counterpart of the United States’s Global Positioning System (GPS) and the European’s Galileo.
In 2015, the Russian company Tsniimash, belonging to the Roscosmos space agency, reported that Russia will deploy ground stations of its Glonass satellite navigation system in 36 countries.