Galileo to be given military purpose
23 February 2009
The European Parliament has confirmed that the Galileo satellite system will be made available to the military and security services of EU member states to enhance their communication capabilities.
It also called for member states to adopt standardised communication technologies that can be used for common capabilities for both defence and security purposes. This applied to satellite-based intelligence, surveillance and warning equipment, unmanned air vehicles, helicopters and telecommunication equipment and air and sea transport. The parliament also called for a common technical standard for secure communications.
The Galileo satellite system is Europe's answer to the US's Global Positioning System (GPS). The Galileo system, which was expected to be delivered in 2008 but suffered delays due to disputes over funding, will have vastly superior technology to its US counterpart.
The EU has said all along it would not be used by the military. Another lie then.
Ken from Glos - Cheltenham