"Earlier, Russians surprised Americans with photos of [US] spy satellites, causing confusion among the US military. The US Lacrosse radar satellite's motion was clearly documented at Russia’s Altay Optical Laser Center between 2005-2010," the media outlet said.
In 2012, Managua and Moscow signed an agreement on space cooperation, including construction of ground-based stations for GLONASS. The two countries are also negotiating an arms deal, under which Nicaragua plans to buy MiG-29 fighter jets and patrol boats from Russia.
@guardian ANothe blow to USA hegemony in Central America. Well done, Russia and Nicaragua! Enhance cooperation to decrease poverty in CA.— Chúo de Chuao (@yayito73) 29 апреля 2015
Russia's GLONASS project was launched in late 1970s and now consists of 28 satellites, including 24 operational ones. A Russian counterpart to the US Global Positioning System, it fixes the location and speed of surface, sea and air objects to within an accuracy of one meter.