London turns to America after EU excludes Britain from Galileo satellite program

LONDON and SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The United Kingdom is open to working with U.S. industry to build a new global navigation satellite system, following London being frozen out of the Galileo spacecraft program by the European Union, the British defense secretary said this weekend.

“We are very much open to" working with the U.S. on a new system, Gavin Williamson told reporters at the Dec. 2 Reagan National Defense Forum in California. “We will be very happy to work with allies, like-minded friends in terms of development, and it will be something that I think will bring quite considerable benefits."

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