The Commission on Economic Affairs under the CIS Economic Council Approved SAMI Work in the Field of Navigation Activities
On 17 December 2021, in Moscow, a regular meeting of the Commission on Economic Affairs under the CIS Economic Council was presided over by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, Plenipotentiary Representative of Belarus to the Economic Council of the CIS Vladimir Semashko. The issues of economic cooperation between the CIS member states were discussed.
The representative of the State Authority for Military Industry (SAMI), the plenipotentiary representative of the Republic of Belarus in the Radio Navigation Interstate Council, Head of the Radio Navigation Interstate Council Vladimir Tsalko told about the results of the implementation in 2019 – 2021 of the Main Directions for the Development of Radio Navigation in the CIS member states in 2019 – 2024. The document is aimed at coordinating the technical policy of the Commonwealth states in the field of radio navigation, improving national plans and defining radio navigation systems, as well as information interaction between developers and consumers of navigation services in the CIS member states and solving other problems.
Vladimir Tsalko informed the Commission on Economic Affairs about the work on the Interstate Radio Navigation Programme of the CIS member states project for 2023 – 2026. Among the priority tasks, according to him, is the organisational support for the coordinated functioning, development and production of new radio navigation systems on a basis of the developments of the CIS member states. The state customer of the Programme from the Republic of Belarus is SAMI.
The Commission approved the activities of the state bodies of the Commonwealth states responsible for directing and regulating navigation. The work of the SAMI and the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the implementation of the Main Directions of Radio Navigation of the CIS member states was noted. It was emphasised that the Radio Navigation Interstate Council organised monitoring of the Main Directions and the development of radio navigation support on a systematic and planned basis. The Commission recommended to focus the main efforts on creating conditions for interstate coordination of activities to ensure the functioning of radio navigation systems, integration of national radio navigation systems in the course of their development and operation, implementation of agreed requirements for radio navigation support of air, sea and land users through the development of interstate regulatory documents and certification of radio navigation systems.
The Commission instructed to continue work on the formation of the Interstate Radio Navigation Programme of the CIS member states project for 2023 – 2026 and its submission for approval by the Heads of Government Council of the Commonwealth in 2022.