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Galileo Project

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on (a) military and (b) civilian applications of the Galileo Satellite Navigation System. (140501)

Galileo has been defined and agreed as a civil system since the project's inception. While Galileo's open service, like that of GPS, can be accessed by all and therefore could be used by military forces, 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.