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American spy plane pilots use China’s satellite navigation system Beidou as backup to GPS, US general says

American spy plane pilots use China’s satellite navigation system Beidou as backup to GPS, US general says

Pilots of U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ reconnaissance aircraft have a receiver chip in their watches that allows them to access the Chinese, Russian and European positioning systems, US Air Combat Command Chief James Holmes says. Beidou went into commercial operation in 2018 and a third-generation service is expected to be up and running later this year
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