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AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a transponder system as it has been known from aviation for a long time. Since December 2000, it has been chosen by the IMO as a mandatory standard and provides accurate data on the status of an AIS-equipped vessel to all other vessels in the vicinity. AIS equipment In principle, AIS equipment can be distinguished...

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History More than 43 years ago, on February 22, 1978, the first satellite of the Navstar GPS system was launched into orbit by the United States Space Forces, ushering in a new era of position determination. Originally designed purely for military purposes, civilian use was permitted by order of then U.S. President Ronald Reagan after a Korean Air plane accident...

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