Friday, October 13, 2006

EU Refuses to Rule Out Military Uses for Galileo Satellite System

An AFP newswire article, via, reports that:

The European Commission has refused to rule out using the future Galileo satellite navigation system for military aims, saying it was "open" to debate about the programme's uses.

While insisting that the programme would be civilian-run, spokesman Michele Cercone said: "Debate remains open on applications and possible uses."

"Since it is quite known that militaries are also using positioning signals we should not exclude from debate this aspect," he told journalists.

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