CIA and Pentagon are opposed construction GLONASS ground in U.S.




U.S. intelligence agencies and the Pentagon have objections to the possible deployment of Russian ground stations on U.S. soil. The measuring points were only the accuracy of GPS-Glonass counterpart monitors, as the Russians claim.

Russia is trying to activate. Their own satellite positioning system since the eighties Under the name Glonass want the Russians to develop, particularly because the Russian army feared that the U.S. has a great advantage. An alternative to the American GPS Thus, the U.S. military may be able to manipulate. Aware the GPS signal in times of conflict Meanwhile, 24 Glonass satellites available to global coverage is provided. Also, many recent GPS-compatible chips also handle Glonass.

Since hitting satellites over time slowly from their jobs, and thus the accuracy will decrease, are needed to monitor and correct anomalies in the navigation calculations. Stations Therefore Russia, like the U.S. earth stations placed his GPS system, in several countries. Russia has the Americans in May 2012 requested also not made. A number of such points on American soil

The U.S. State Department was sympathetic towards the Russian request, as it would be for relations between the two countries well. However, the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies do with the Pentagon now objection. They argue that such ground can pose to national security, a danger on American soil as writes The New York Times.

The security forces and the U.S. Department of Defense to say that the accuracy of satellite ground stations sent Russian weaponry will increase. Especially afraid In addition, it is feared that may be. The ground for espionage deployed Russia denies that the earth provide additional offensive capabilities and states that these are intended to calibrate it. Glonass system

The Obama administration despite criticism from the military and intelligence have not rejected the Russian request. Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that there is no danger in the ground. It is still unclear when a final decision will come.



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