Russia plans to create Arctic navigation system
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Russia plans to create Arctic navigation system

Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET), a major Russian electronic holding, is developing a family of navigation devices for use in the Arctic, Vladimir Mikheyev, advisor to KRET first deputy general director, told Rossiya Segodnya.

"We are developing an entire class of navigation devices to be installed on fixed and rotary wing aircraft. We are currently testing an Arctic version of a navigation system that will ensure flight safety even in the absence of any navigation field or reference points," he said.

The company is also developing an array of other Arctic equipment.

"These are various fixed and rotary wing aircraft control systems, as well as fuel systems that can operate in extreme conditions, under extremely low temperatures," he said.

KRET reported earlier that it had started to provide platform-free inertial navigation systems for Mi-8AMTSh-VA transport helicopters, which will make it possible to effectively perform Arctic missions.