The Shvabe holding company, an affiliate of the Rostec State Corporation, took part in the meeting of the Russian-Chinese Committee on important strategic cooperation in the field of satellite navigation. The event was held within the framework of the XII International Navigation Forum NAVITECH in Moscow. Participants discussed the provisional results and prospects for the implementation of the project to develop navigation equipment based on the Russian GLONASS and the Chinese BeiDou (BDS) systems.
At the meeting participants of the joint international project, specialists of the enterprise producing geodetic equipment in the holding - Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMZ) - and representatives of Chinese companies made a presentation on the progress of the project.
"We note the exceptional importance of this project in terms of international cooperation development as well as sharing experiences and technologies. We are planning to present the results at the 9th China Satellite Navigation Conference in Harbin, and prepare an extended report on this topic, "said Ivan Ozhgikhin, Deputy General Director of Shvabe.
As Izvestia previously reported, in May 2018, at a conference in Harbin, Russia and the PRC will discuss the prospects for integration - GLONASS and BeiDou - and the joint use of their data. Earlier, the State Commission for the Chinese Navigation Satellite System (PRC) contacted to the Roskosmos State Corporation with a corresponding offer. The newspaper quoted Roskosmos as saying that the possibility of creating a unified monitoring system for global navigation satellite systems, which will operate on the territory of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries, is being considered.