UK Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered officials to start work on a British satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo because the UK’s access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit, according to British media.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that an official announcement will be made this week about the work on the satellite navigation system which is to rival Galileo, a satellite program which the EU has been developing to rival the US Global Positioning System (GPS).
UK Finance minister Philip Hammond has approved 100 million pounds to explore the massive satellite system.
Britain’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy would not comment on the report in the Sunday Telegraph. However, it comes amid other reports suggesting that the EU would exclude Britain and its companies from sensitive future work on Galileo, a 10 billion euro ($11.44 billion) project, after the…