LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to start out work by itself satellite tv for pc navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo challenge as a result of the UK’s entry to delicate safety data could possibly be restricted after Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
Galileo, a 10 billion euro (eight.97 billion kilos) satellite tv for pc programme being developed by the EU as a rival to the U.S. Global Positioning System, has emerged as a flashpoint between Britain and the EU, which is already starting to deal with Britain as an outsider.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has accepted 100 million kilos to discover a post-Brexit satellite tv for pc system and an official announcement can be made this week, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
A spokeswoman for Britain’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy declined to remark.
The European Commission has began to exclude Britain and its firms from delicate future work on Galileo forward of the nation’s exit from the EU in seven months time.
Galileo was commissioned in 2003 and is due for completion by 2020. One professional has predicted that it might value Britain about three billion kilos to construct a rival system.
The EU has stated Britain will be capable to proceed to make use of Galileo’s open sign, however that Britain’s army could possibly be denied entry to the encrypted model when the satellite tv for pc turns into operational.
Britain has stated it plans to press forward with the event of its personal satellite tv for pc navigation system if the EU continues to insist that will probably be barred from the safe components of the challenge and can demand a compensation of as much as 1 billion kilos for the work it has carried out on the challenge.
Reporting By Andrew MacAskill. Editing by Jane Merriman