quote: GLObal'naya NAvigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema
quote: It exists in order to feed and reinforce anti-American sentiment and/or competition in Europe.
quote: The U.S. and Russian governments have also been in talks about making the GPS and GLOSNASS networks interoperable and compatible.
quote: So, yeah, you will get an increase in utility. All the world will, considering the deals on inter-operativity of the GPS and Galileo systems.
quote: Is it so hard to understand that on some places the military doesn't always come first?
quote: Europe just wanted a satellite positioning system they were sure to work in the future no matter what happened outside their borders.
quote: for a marginal cost compared to other government programs.
quote: Given the budget deficits of some EU nations
quote: but does the EU exist to subsidize a few special interest groups
quote: And the US has no budget deficit? What planet are you living on?
quote: But seriously now, please remember it was us Europeans who invented the means for space travel, well, mainly the Germans. :p