The potential contract for 200 million euros between the European space Agency and the Airbus company in Portsmouth will be migrated to the continent over the quarter and month, managing Director of Airbus, said Wednesday.
Airbus will move all the work on the ground control for a new satellite navigation system, the EU Galileo, from the UK to France or Germany needs it to win.
Said Colin Paynter, managing Director of Portsmouth-based Airbus defence and space, the MPs that it was “committed” to this step as part of its application for the contract, which was presented on April 24.
The decision is a response to the rules of the European space Agency that only this will allow the countries-members of EU contractors for work of Galileo after March 29, 2019, when the UK is planning to leave the unit.
“We did, if we win the tender, we will do all the work in 27 European Union countries in our sites in France and Germany,” the painter told about the UK’s exit from the ad hoc Committee. “One of the conditions in the tender documents from the ESA is that all work must be done in EU companies with a March 2019. Practically, this means that for Airbus in the bidding and win that to work effectively we will Novate all work from our British factories to France and Germany from the first day.”
He did not specify the cost of the application, but recently it has become known, potentially worth 200 million euros.
“Galileo” is a new 26-Satellit €10 billion to navigation systems, recently entered the EU to compete in the global Postitioning system (GPS), developed by the U.S. military. He continued to live in 2016, after 17 years in pregnancy and are designed to provide high accuracy of global positioning information for phones, cars, marine, air, Rail and emergency services.
Most smartphones in the UK you can now enable GPS and Galileo, which offers a more accurate version of GPS to an accuracy of 50 meters and 100 meters in the settlements and not less than one meter in the best possible conditions. Fundamentally this means that the EU will not, in mercy to us when he turns off GPS for military purposes.
The UK access to the encrypted services of Galileo, required the military to plan operations and guide the missile became an important focus in the negotiations on the British exit from the EU.
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The government recently threatened to withdraw from participation in the project alone with its own competing service; reports on Wednesday said that the government is studying the possibility of a ban of transfer of technology from Britain to the EU after leaving the UK from the EU.
The Committee heard that it would cost £5 billion to start a competing system and will not be value for money.
Painter told MPs he supported the recent request of the government on the procurement process of the space sector in the EU will be suspended to allow the UK and EU come to an agreement.
He also urged both sides to find a lasting solution in the interests of security, including continued participation in Galileo during the transition period, quarter, and month.
“Because March 2019 is only tomorrow, but the problems in the industry of Galileo, we are trapped in time. If the extension of the agreement was three years, there will not be a problem,” he said.