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GLONASS will appear in South Africa

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The agreement to install the station in the territory of the African Republic was signed today by the presidents of Russia and South Africa. In addition, they approved a declaration on strategic partnership, adopted agreements on cooperation in the field of energy and flight safety, an agreement on mutual recognition of education certificates and degrees.


Russia and South Africa signed a package of cooperation documents following the talks between the leaders of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Jacob Zuma.

In particular, a quantum-optical system will be installed in the republic to increase the accuracy of receiving the GLONASS signal in the southern hemisphere. A few months ago, Russia agreed to install a GLONASS station in the territory of another BRICS member country - Brazil.

And the space center in South Africa will be used to receive data from a Russian satellite under the Radioastron project. Roscosmos and the South African Space Agency have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of astrophysical research on this project.

In addition, a program of cooperation between the cabinets of ministers in the field of joint cultural projects for 2013-2016 has been approved.

Renova Group of Companies has signed a memorandum on the establishment of a ferroalloy production facility with its business partners Lazarus Mbete and Robinson Ramaite; and with the company Inyanga Energy Investments, the Russian corporation will cooperate in the field of solar energy and the supply of solar panels.
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  1. elmi
    elmi 27 March 2013 12: 13 New
    +5
    The good news is, more stations are needed, GPS must be squeezed
    1. Dinver
      Dinver 27 March 2013 15: 38 New
      +1
      First you need to drive out all the current leadership responsible for GLONASS, and assign a new one that meets the interests of the country, since we have a serious lag both in technical terms and in software (I will not describe in detail the minuses for the whole article, and practically all of them are fixable) those who are there now look like saboteurs ...
      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic 27 March 2013 18: 52 New
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        Quote: Dinver
        First you need to drive out all the current leadership responsible for GLONASS, and assign a new one that meets the interests of the country, since we have a serious lag both in technical terms and in software (I will not describe in detail the minuses for the whole article, and practically all of them are fixable) those who are there now look like saboteurs ...


        Urlichich was returned to the RCC as an adviser to the first deputy general director after he was dismissed in November last year (like Serdyukov) after statements from the Ministry of Internal Affairs about the theft of 6,5 billion rubles in the RCC during the development of the GLONASS navigation system.
        So Serdyukov will soon be returned ..

        A criminal case was opened on June 19 last year under Art. 201 of the Criminal Code ("Abuse of authority"). It was instituted upon the fact; there were no specific accused in it. The basis for the start of the investigation was the data from the departmental audit of Roscosmos in 2011, which concluded that the cost of work on the FTP GLONASS was overstated. RKS Company was the lead organization for the implementation of a number of articles of this program, and in 2007-2010, according to the commission’s report, it distributed work orders under the GLONASS FTP under contracts between its subsidiaries - NPO KP CJSC and Sinertek LLC .
        During this period, at least 3,2 billion rubles were transferred to the accounts of these companies, while the reports of NPO KP and Sinertek indicated that up to 1,1 thousand people worked in these companies every month. The inspectors did not find any evidence of this, having established that most of the employees of the NGO KP and Sinertek were employees of the CSW. At the same time, the leaders of the RCC were actually co-owners of the KP NPO: the report indicated that in 2008 one of the shareholders of the KP NPO was CJSC ACS Space TV, among the founders of which was the then general director of RKS Yuri Urlichich (he was also the general designer of the GLONASS system) his first deputy Ivan Golub, chief accountant of the NGO KP Nina Rodina and other employees of the RCC.
        In early March, the new general director of the RCC was Gennady Raikunov, who had already managed to make a number of appointments: for example, the former deputy general director of the Central Research Institute of Human Resources, social policy, general issues and information support, Georgy Novichikhin became deputy Raikunov for general issues. Whether further changes are planned in the company's management and whether they can affect the status of Yuri Urlichich, were not specified in the RCC.
  2. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 27 March 2013 12: 13 New
    +2
    Well, well, not all countries look into the US mouth and live at their direction ...
  3. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 27 March 2013 12: 17 New
    +1
    Faster and stronger need to tie these countries on themselves.
  4. pogis
    pogis 27 March 2013 12: 26 New
    +2
    It’s very wise! South Africa will definitely not fight with the Russian Federation! And the USA? And hell knows what will become of it tomorrow, and at the same time with GPS!
  5. pogis
    pogis 27 March 2013 12: 37 New
    0
    IMHO be friends, but at the same time you need to get accessories and other goodies with Brazil, South Africa and the FRG! By the way, the FRG already understood this! After all, their energy system at 80% uses high technologies (everything except gas, oil products, nuclear power plants). For what is this necessary for the FRG? In order to speak on equal terms with the Russian Federation and divide Europe (with the Russian Federation) without war!
  6. lonshakovpetr
    lonshakovpetr 27 March 2013 12: 57 New
    0
    Great, expanding coverage good
  7. Ragnarek
    Ragnarek 27 March 2013 13: 40 New
    0
    more intensively it is necessary to build up cooperation within the BRICS framework. This is the only alternative to the EU gang and its EU henchmen.
  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT 27 March 2013 13: 49 New
    0
    South Africa goes to meet it pleases, but how did it happen? Is the influence of the West very strong there?
  9. JonnyT
    JonnyT 27 March 2013 13: 59 New
    0
    South Africa goes to meet it pleases, but how did it happen? Is the influence of the West very strong there?
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 27 March 2013 18: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: JonnyT
      South Africa goes to meet it pleases, but how did it happen? Is the influence of the West very strong there?


      And what do you say that the Americans agreed to place equipment on their territory to support the Russian dual-use system?

      Order of March 20, 2013 No. 395-r
      "On the extension of the Agreement between Russia and the United States on Cooperation in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space"
      1. Aleks28
        Aleks28 27 March 2013 18: 55 New
        0
        Quote: Ascetic
        And what do you say that the Americans agreed to place equipment on their territory to support the Russian dual-use system?

        That's why they agreed that it was dual-use.
    2. Aleks28
      Aleks28 27 March 2013 18: 59 New
      0
      Quote: JonnyT
      South Africa goes to meet it pleases, but how did it happen? Is the influence of the West very strong there?

      South Africa, in fact, is a member of the BRICS, and the amers at one time greatly annoyed them.
  10. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 27 March 2013 14: 08 New
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    Quote: JonnyT
    South Africa goes to meet it pleases, but how did it happen? Is the influence of the West very strong there?

    Times are changing. Apartheid is gone! South Africa is modernizing its foreign policy. We will be friends with mutually beneficial cooperation!
    1. zennon
      zennon 27 March 2013 14: 35 New
      +1
      Excuse me, what does apartheid have to do with it?
  11. gavko
    gavko 27 March 2013 15: 49 New
    0
    The GLONASS quantum-optical system is not bad.
  12. smsk
    smsk 27 March 2013 21: 51 New
    0
    Americans probably piss boiling water))
  13. phantom359
    phantom359 28 March 2013 01: 44 New
    0
    Good news. Balm for the soul.