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Galileo Project: Armed Forces

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his latest estimate is of the number of military users there will be of the Galileo satellite system. (138750)

[holding answer 22 May 2007]: Galileo remains a civil programme under civil control. This has repeatedly been confirmed by the EU Transport Council; most recently in its October 2006 Council Conclusions. Therefore, no such assessment has been made. However, Galileo’s open service, like that of GPS, can be accessed by all and therefore could be used by military forces.