Russian Armed Forces are planned to be fully provided with satellite navigation by 2020

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The Russian Armed Forces will be 100% equipped with satellite navigation by 2020, told head of the Military Topographic Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Sergey Kozlov.

At the time, the armed forces are provided with satellite navigation equipment by 85%, while in 2012 the figure was 50%.

He noted that the navigation equipment is not meant for every soldier now, but he expressed confidence that “this is the matter of the very near future”.

Kozlov also said that at the present time a promising system to equip the Armed Forces with geospatial information is being formed in Russia.

More than 40 thousand sets of satellite navigation equipment have already been delivered to the troops in 2014.

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