This is coolbert:
From that recent blog entry:
"Both BrahMos and X-38 both highly [?] reliant on the Russian GLONASS GPS system for guidance?"
And thanks to the tip from Voice of Russia:
"First GLONASS station outside Russia operational in Brazil"
"The first earth-based monitoring station of the Russian global navigation satellite system, GLONASS, outside Russia has started active operation in Brazil."
GLONASS of course the Russian GPS system [ground positioning system] and alternative to the American, European and Chinese versions of same.
There is a special significance, an indicator, to Brazil being chosen for the location of the first ground station OUTSIDE of Russia?
Brazil part of the informal BRIC group. Brazil, Russia, India, China.
BRIC as of this moment an informal group seen as a player on the world stage a viable competitor to the G-8 or G-20 grouping of nations. NOT ONLY an informal economic grouping [BRIC] but having a potentiality to eventually exercise power in a strategic geopolitical military/economic manner!
"In economics, BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. It is typically rendered as 'the BRICs' or 'the BRIC countries' or 'the BRIC economies' or alternatively as the 'Big Four'."
"there are some indications that the four BRIC countries have been seeking to form a 'political club' or 'alliance', and thereby converting their growing economic power into greater geopolitical clout"
In particular the current President of Brazil during her youthful student days a COMMITTED MARXIST AND AN URBAN GUERRILLA!!
"Dilma Vana Rousseff . . . is the 36th and current President of Brazil, in office since January 2011."
"Rousseff was raised in an upper middle class household in Belo Horizonte. She became a socialist during her youth, and following the 1964 coup d'état joined various left-wing and Marxist urban guerrilla groups that fought against the military dictatorship."
Putin of Russia ex-KGB and Rousseff and ex-Marxist. Devoted readers to the blog take it from there.