The system of magnetic navigation in Russia collapsed


www.vsyako.netThe layout of the spacecraft “GLONASS-K” of the Russian global navigation system Honestto: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

Currently, Russia receives the data magnetic navigation from foreign sources, said the “Military-industrial courier” a member of the Duma Committee on defense Alexei Khokhlov.

The MP said that in conditions of electronic warfare (EW) instead of GLONASS and GPS is preferable to use the navigation on geophysical (gravity and magnetic) fields. According to him, the practical applicability of the research results of the magnetic field “is, to put it mildly, is inadequate”.

“One of the reasons that the system of magnetic navigation based on the magnetic survey of the territory of the USSR 60-70-ies of the last century, when created a nuclear-missile shield of the USSR. The Soviet Union did a great job, the fruits of which we still use today. But these data require adjustments,” — said the MP.

According to Khokhlova, “for half a century the magnetic North pole has shifted to Canada and is now drifting to the shores of Siberia”, therefore “now to clarify we are forced to use foreign data, especially the United States.”

In September 2016, it was reported that, according to American scientists, geomagnetic inversion occurs roughly every 26 million years. Last time this event happened 700 thousand years ago. Therefore, the onset of inversion is possible in about 25 million years.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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