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For future navigation systems the major problems in development will be as much concerned with the presentation and use of data as with its provision. The relationship between a stated operational requirement and the means developed to meet it are discussed on this basis. The nature of different types of navigational intelligence are considered, and a distinction is drawn between control and monitoring functions. The navigational task is analyzed, and different types of associated displays are examined. Safety considerations call for a degree of redundancy in a complete system, and the importance of avoiding dependence on a single navigational technique is emphasized.