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Meetings of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council Held in Minsk

Meetings of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council Held in Minsk 11 June 2018

Meetings of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council Held in Minsk

A meeting of national state customers of the CIS Interstate Radio Navigation Programme for the period until 2020 (IRNP-2020), the 50th meeting of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council and its scientific and technical council were held in Minsk (Belarus) from 6 to 8 June 2018.
Goscomvoyenprom was represented by Vladimir Tsalko, authorised representative of the Republic of Belarus in the Radio Navigation Interstate Council.
On 6 June 2018, a meeting of the CIS National State Customers IRNP-2020 was held in AGAT – Control Systems JSC – Managing Company of Geoinformation Control Systems Holding, which is a national network operator in the field of navigation.
During the meeting, the participants approved the report on the implementation of IRNP-2020 prepared by the coordinating customer in cooperation with the national state customers. The participants also planned the accomplishment of the Programme activities, taking into account all the proposals of the Republic of Belarus and providing the possibility of starting work this year.
Coordination arrangements between the member states were established during the activities. It was noted that the requirement specifications for nine projects with a funding allocation of 597 million Russian rubles were developed and approved in 2017.
Seven international and state bodies and eight companies and enterprises of the CIS member states (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Russia) took part in an extended meeting of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council’s scientific and technical council on 7 June 2018.
The participants considered the activity report of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council for 2014 – 2017, summed up the results of the guidelines implementation for the radio navigation development of the CIS member states for 2013 – 2017. They also discussed areas of cooperation with foreign companies, as well as testing, certification and licensed production of navigation equipment.
The participants heard twelve reports on topical issues of the development and use of space and terrestrial radio navigation systems, including three reports made by the Belarusian side.
In general, the events are designed to promote the expansion of scientific-technical and commercial ties between Belarusian and foreign companies and the development of new areas of navigation activity in the country.
On 8 June 2018, the 50th anniversary meeting of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council was held at the CIS Executive Committee Headquarters in Minsk. Representatives from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, as well as the CIS Executive Committee headed by Viktor Guminsky, First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee and CIS Executive Secretary, attended the meeting. He read out the address of the Chairman of the Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev to the participants of the Interstate Council’s anniversary meeting.
Sergei Lebedev pointed out that the development and joint use of the radio navigation systems and facilities of the CIS member states are essential to providing all consumers with navigation information, and the Radio Navigation Interstate Council is rated as an authoritative coordinating structure for implementing a unified policy.
The Council has done a lot of practical work on maintaining and developing partnerships between the CIS companies and organisations covering navigation support for 25 years. The implementation of four Interstate Radio Navigation Programmes allowed ensuring the coordinated functioning and development of the radio navigation systems and facilities of the CIS member states.
The council members summed up the 25-year activity and outlined long-term tasks at the meeting in Minsk.
During the meeting, the participants also discussed issues related to the implementation of the IRNP-2020, the organisation of cooperation with the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite System at the United Nations, the 27th session of the Council of the Far Eastern Radio Navigation Service (FERNS) in October 2018 in Moscow, and a number of other issues.


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