UK Seeking to Enlist 'Five Eyes' for Rival Galileo GPS System

In March 2018, the European Commission in Brussels confirmed the UK after Brexit was likely to be excluded from some aspects of the Galileo project, especially relating to PRS, despite having invested more than 1 billion pounds in the EU Global Navigation Satellite System.

The UK is reaching out to its "Five Eyes" security allies to enlist their help in building an alternative to the EU's Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo, reported The Telegraph. According to the publication, Space Agency officials have conferred with representatives from the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, the nations that make up the security pact.

If the UK succeeds in getting its security partners on board, they might provide technology or financial support for an estimated 5 billion pounds project in exchange for access to the system's most accurate military-grade signal.

Read more in GPS Dailyarticle. http://www.gpsdaily.com/reports/UK_seeking_to_enlist_Five_Eyes_for_rival_Galileo_GPS_system__999.html

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