For the first time in stories The Russian Navy has successfully transmitted electronic navigation charts to the ship at sea. The transfer of a set of electronic versions of 280 navigation maps was carried out by the Main Center of the Automated System for Providing the Cartographic Information of the Navy in St. Petersburg on board the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets being tested in the Baltic Sea- said Dygalo.
According to the head of the Directorate of Navigation and Oceanography of the Russian Defense Ministry, captain 1 of the rank of Sergei Travin, special new equipment installed on board the icebreaker Ilya Muromets was used for transmission.
We are talking about the ship complex automation equipment, which, by request of the Navy, is equipped with an icebreaker. The transfer of electronic cards made through a special radio channel from St. Petersburg- said Travin, quoted by the press service.
He also noted that new automation tools would “successfully provide geospatial information in the form of electronic navigation charts for warships of the Russian Navy in the course of a long-term mission in the far ocean zone”.
Previously, navigation maps of ships and ships of the Navy were supplied at points of deployment during basic and preparatory training, reports RIA News