Posted on May 21, 2018
Those threats include the “jamming” of military satellites used by the Army. Launching the UK’s first defence space strategy, Gavin Williamson said that he would boost staff in the sector by a fifth to 600. He also confirmed that he is considering British participation in an alternative satellite-navigation system to the EU’s Galileo programme. Mr Williamson said that with so much military and civilian technology reliant on satellites – which are potentially vulnerable to attacks – the UK needs to be at the forefront of space technology.