Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the defence implications of a satellite navigation system for the UK.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

UK Armed Forces rely upon accurate Positioning, Navigation and Timing information for a variety of critical applications. We have privileged access to US GPS, the world's foremost GNSS system. The Ministry of Defence is committed to a systems-of-systems approach to managing PNT vulnerabilities; we are working across Government, including the UK Space Agency, to develop options for UK Assured PNT to maximise return on investment and meet Critical National Infrastructure requirements.

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