14:04 08.10.2013

European Parliament ratifies Ukraine-EU agreement on cooperation in global navigation satellite system

The European Parliament has ratified an agreement on cooperation in a civil global navigation satellite system (GNSS) between Ukraine and the European Union.

The voting took place at the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

The agreement envisages the creation of ground-based infrastructure - three ranging and integrity monitoring stations (RIMS) in Ukraine under the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) project, which is the ground component of the Galileo European Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

It is expected that the coverage of Ukraine with the EGNOS system will increase the accuracy of positioning and air navigation systems, which will help increase the safety of flights and airport operations.

At present, the European Commission is considering the funding of the project. The work on the details of the project will last for about a year. Contracts for the implementation of this project are to be signed for a period of up to three years, and the implementation of the project should be completed by 2019.

The Ukrainian parliament ratified the agreement on January 10, 2007.

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