UK shut out of sat-nav contracts:
Britain has been formally excluded from future contracts for the EU’s Galileo satellite-navigation system, the government said on Thursday, condemning the decision as “completely unacceptable”.
“I think this is really a case of the European Union doing damage to themselves,” junior defence minister Guto Bebb told parliament, following a vote at the European Space Agency Council on Wednesday.
“On June 13 at the European Space Agency Council, member states agreed to proceed with the procurement of the next phase of Galileo. UK companies are not eligible to bid for these contracts,” he said.