7 Construction of the CPC navigation system Beidou satellite launch | Taiwan News | Taiwan Taiwan | BBC News.

Interesting paragraph from this story about successful launch in China of seventh satellite for Compass navigation System –

 

<!– @page { margin: 0.79in } TD P { margin-bottom: 0in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –>

Since China’s “Compass” project is still in early construction, so far remote oriented weapons systems, mostly using U.S. satellite positioning system, but the future, once the war broke out, the PLA could face U.S. military to GPS “disconnection” threat therefore need independent research, the construction of navigation satellite systems. Once put into use Beidou satellite positioning system, China’s control of the new guided weapons will be executed by “Compass” instead of GPS.

12-19-10

United Daily News

***