Following Britain’s departure from Galileo, a report from the Government Office for Science warned about the “vital importance” of improving the UK’s position, navigation and time-dependant (PNT) services.
The report read: “Our science base has broad expertise in the disciplines that are driving research and development in high-integrity position, navigation and time (PNT).
“We are home to pioneering satellite companies as well as firms offering world-leading PNT technologies and services.
“We should take full advantage of these skills and experience to ensure that we improve our resilience to disruption.”
The report also warned about the dangers of GNSS being knocked by, for example, extreme space weather phenomena.