Western experts said the Beidou system can guide the UAV attack foreign navies
data for: November 2010, Long March III rocket successfully sixth Beidou navigation satellite into space.
UK Carrentals.co.uk site on December 27 reported that the Chinese Compass satellite navigation system to provide free services has triggered worldwide attention. Western military experts, the Beidou navigation system in the event of territorial disputes, for the target to guide the missile attack on Taiwan; also be used to guide the UAV to attack foreign naval forces.
article said that Chinese Beidou satellite navigation system according to spokesman Ran Cheng said, the current of the satellite navigation system has been put into trial operation, it is China and surrounding countries for the positioning, navigation and timing data. Since 2000, China has been developing the Beidou satellite navigation system designed to replace the control by the U.S. government’s Global Positioning System (GPS). New development of the Compass system will help reduce China’s military dependence on foreign technology. December 2, China successfully tenth Beidou navigation satellite into space transfer orbit. In addition, next year China plans to launch six satellites, and Beidou system will be extended to other parts of Asia, the number of satellites in the network to reach 35, and in 2020 to achieve global coverage.
article said that at present, the Beidou system signal in space interface control document version has been on-line test, the Chinese interested parties are welcome to participate in the relevant analysis. Beidou system for civil users of GPS information, the positioning accuracy of 10 meters, velocity accuracy of 0.2 meters per second. As a result, the Chinese army put to obtain more accurate data. In response, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Geographic Information Systems Jeffrey – Fu Deng said the conflict in the Taiwan Strait, the Big Dipper can be used to guide the missile attack Taiwan targets. Moreover, with its own global positioning system enables China to avoid the United States off the GPS may lead to risks.
article said that, in addition, the site of this year’s defense policy report, if China attacked the Beidou system can also be used to guide the UAV to attack foreign naval forces. However, the Beidou system developers stressed that the Beidou system is mainly used to provide the public with civilian and everyday convenience. Compass Systems R & D organization that, by 2020, the system may be in fisheries, automotive and communications industry applications to create 400 billion yuan (404 billion pounds) revenue. Moreover, the Beidou navigation system is also compatible with the other global.
article said that in addition to America’s GPS, Russia also has global navigation satellite systems, and recently joined the system has several satellites, to fill the gap of the system. In addition, the EU is also developing its own navigation system – Galileo positioning system, and has been running since October of this year. In this regard, the European Space Agency said the Galileo positioning system network will be completed in 2019. Meanwhile, the U.S. Lockheed – Martin will continue to upgrade the U.S. GPS system to GPSIII. This defense has started in Denver, research and development facility near the city of the next generation of satellite models. (Spring)