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Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System officially into Global Radio Navigation System

According to the news from the Ministry of Transportation, in the  94th  meeting of The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee, the Navigation Safety Circular of Beidou Navigation Satellite System has been officially approved. It indicates that Beidou Navigation Satellite System has become a part of Global Radio Navigation System and its international legal status has been recognized.

From November 17 to21, 2014, the  94th  meeting of The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee was held in London, UK. The Ministry of Transportation sent a delegation to attend the meeting and on behalf of Chinese government to make commitment to the IMO. They have introduced Beidou system’s service performance, operation maintenance and management requirements. Besides, they also explained Beidou system’s application policy in the international maritime field, and expressed Chinese government’s responsibility and attitude.

It is known that it is the first time for China’s Beidou system standard to achieve recognition from International organization. It is also an important milestone for the standardized work of Beidou system. This will fully promote Beidou system’s international application in Maritime field and build a solid founding for Beidou system’s Maritime International Standardized system for the future.

China as a class member of IMO, the completion of the IMO recognition of Beidou system would make it become the third navigation satellite system serving world maritime user after GPS and GLONASS system. This will drive Beidou system’s internationalization and industrialization in the field of navigation area.

It is reported that, after its approval, China will continue to promote the Beidou system’s standard , regulation, guidelines formulation and revision for the  International Electrotechnical Commission, International Association Of Lighthouse Authorities, International Maritime Radio Technology Committee,  International Telecommunications Union and other international technical organizations, so as to achieve all-round applications in the international maritime field.