Because of the central role of a satellite navigation system in the national economic, social and security sectors, the construction and development of a satellite navigation system is triggering a new round of competition among world powers. Countries and organizations worldwide have set up their own navigation satellite systems one after another aiming to rid themselves of the dependence on the navigation satellite systems of great powers.
In this study, we analyze the competition between the great powers. To this end, we focus on the US Global Positioning System (GPS), the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), the Chinese BeiDou (BDS) and the European Galileo.
Which power has supremacy over GNSS and who will take the lead in the international competition for the global navigation satellite system in the future?
The study – including the key findings in German and English – can be accessed here: GNSS-Study