UK De­vel­op­ing Op­tions for Satel­lite Sys­tem to Ri­val EU’S Galileo

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Prime Min­is­ter, Theresa May, has asked ex­perts to look into op­tions for a Bri­tish satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, ready to ri­val the Euro­pean Union’s Galileo project amid a row over at­tempts to re­strict Britain’s ac­cess to sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion af­ter Brexit.

Galileo, a 10 bil­lion euro satel­lite pro­gram be­ing de­vel­oped by the EU as a ri­val to the US Global Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tem, has emerged as a flash­point in talks ahead of Britain’s exit from the bloc.

“The Prime Min­is­ter has tasked en­gi­neer­ing and aerospace ex­perts in the UK to de­velop op­tions for a Bri­tish global nav­i­ga­tion satel­lite sys­tem,” May’s spokesman said.

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has started to ex­clude Britain and its com­pa­nies from sen­si­tive fu­ture work on Galileo ahead of the coun­try’s exit from the EU in a year’s time, a move which Britain has said threat­ens se­cu­rity col­lab­o­ra­tion.

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