UK to EU: We’re fully in the Galileo satellite system, or not at all, in which case it’ll cost you

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The British government has told the European Commission, in writing, that removing UK companies from security-related work on the Galileo positioning, navigation and timing network will result in Britain’s complete withdrawal from the program and cost Galileo up to three years’ delay and 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

The six-page “Technical Note: UK Participation in Galileo,” was sent to the commission earlier this week. It outlines what Britain sees as the minimum requirements for its continued participation in Galileo.

The European Commission has said . . .

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