British technology companies have been warned not to sign new deals to work on a pan-European satellite system-Galileo-navigation line leaving the UK explodes.
Secretary business Greg Clark wrote in the 13 British companies involved in confidential work on the project, such as coded messages, saying that they should have a sign-from the government to start new contracts.
The question is dispute about the role of Britain in “Galileo” after the UK leaves Europe in 2019.
In January, the European Commission said it will “no longer appropriate” for the UK to participate in the “exchange of information” about “Galileo” after 2019, stating that the UK can become a “security threat”.
In a letter dated space Agency the UK named Mr. Clark reminded the Secretary of state companies, they should be empowered to undertake new work in the system.
Business Secretary Greg Clark said that UK may withdraw from Galileo, taking the experience of the UK with its
He added: “I regret that these actions are a necessary consequence of the position of the European Commission”.
The British experience is the key to the encryption systems used by Galileo, and there are fears that British know-how can be lost in Europe if companies are forced to work there in order to remain part of the program.
The defence Ministry has started preliminary work on a competing system, because of the fear of rejection navigation systems, armed forces and emergency services will rely in the future.
About 1.2 billion pounds of British taxpayers ‘ money was invested in “Galileo,” since work began on it in 2003, and the Government is trying to figure out if he can take legal action to compensate for it, if Britain blocked from the program.
The rocket carrying the first two satellites of the Galileo flies from its launch in 2011
Mr. Clark said that the government “strongly disagrees with the position of the EU”. He added that they continue to work together on a project “in our mutual interest… as part of our continuing commitment to security on the continent.”
The Secretary also warned that “with the exception of the UK and our unique experience, which will lead to higher costs and delays”.
But he added that if the UK received “clear assurances” that British companies could participate “on an equal footing and without constant access to the necessary information related to security” that the UK can come out of Galilee.
One of the British space industry source said: “If Britain can’t work on the project is not just going to harm us, but also Europe. It will slow down the project, which is already in the end of the year, but it’s also going to increase spending. The irony is that they say that Britain is a threat to the security of the UK is the source of security in the system.”
The importance of Britain, Galileo underscores the fact that although United Kingdom-12 PCs-funded, UK company won 15pcs work.
Companies working on Galileo in the UK include cgi in the UK, qinetiq, and satellite technologies Surrey. Airbus receives data transmitted from the system to its Portsmouth base, but the company has said that it will move to the European sites, if required for quarter and month.