Development of the ERA-GLONASS Program
In July 2009, only a month later, the project for building the Accident Emergency Response System – ERA-GLONASS – was presented at the session of the Workshop No. 6 (Space and Telecommunications) of the Presidential Commission for Modernization and Technological Development of the Russian Economy. In October 2009, the ERA-GLONASS Project was approved by the Presidential Commission and advanced from conceptual to implementation phase.
Further events unfolded just as rapidly. In April 2010, the Commission approved ERA-GLONAS Project implementation chart. On 14 May 2010, RF Government Resolution No. 731-r designated JSC "Navigation Information Systems", which at the time held the status of the National Navigation Services Provider, as the sole general contractor for implementation of the ERA-GLONASS Project. On 25 May 2010, Government contract No. 778-P001/10 for the preliminary design of the ERA-GLONASS System was signed between the general contractor and the Government Contracting Authority – Russian Federal Space Agency. And thus, the ERA-GLONASS Project was launched.
The ERA-GLONASS Project was not only launched in record time – it took less than a year to go from an idea to the first government contract, the proposal also called for it to be completed in five years – by January of 2015!
THE FOLLOWING PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PHASES WERE PLANNED:
Building system prototype
In 2012, the ERA-GLONASS Project implementation plan was modified: the Russian Ministry of Transport was designated as the Government Contracting Authority, and the Nonprofit Partnership GLONASS, which by then became the National Navigation Services Provider, was designated the sole general contractor (RF Government Resolution No. 1732-r dated 18 September 2012) .
Government ERA-GLONASS System was commissioned in January 2015.