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Beijing Launches Its Own Gps Rival


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Beidou satellite system model

Visitors looked at a model of the Beidou satellite-navigation system in Shanghai in May.

Credit: Imaginechina

China has begun operating a homegrown satellite navigation service that is designed to provide an alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System and, according to defense experts, could help the Chinese military to identify, track, and strike U.S. ships in the region in the event of armed conflict.

From The Wall Street Journal
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