Sorcery wrote:Ok dspp perhaps you can tell me which treaties apply here?
Any joint development such as Galileo which has Morocco & the Ukraine in it, also China until 2006, is hardly going to be top secret, or have EU treaties apply ?
Wiki is your friend if you take a peek. "ESA in its current form was founded with the ESA Convention in 1975." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ ... Foundation
In this instance (i.e. Galileo) ESA is supplying services to the EU, and is subject to all the EU treaties. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_( ... navigation
Worth reading through the ElReg comments.https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/2 ... o_project/
It is up to the EU how and what they instruct ESA to behave. If you think that China, USA, etc will be given the crypto keys to the inner operational workings I really can't help you. Just because the UK can write crypto doesn't mean the EU will allow the UK to write the crypto, in fact the whole point is that the EU will not, and has every right to say so. These are dual use technologies and people are quite right to be careful. Once the knowledge base has moved outside the UK then it will be even more costly for the UK to stay in the game as the UK will have to replicate the same functionality, with the same cost base, but a very much smaller user base.
Leaving the EU is a very expensive and risky endeavour that is likely to result in higher UK costs for less output in almost every imaginable sphere. Including defence & security, but by no means restricted to it. How bad it gets is entirely up to the UK, but if May does not cross out some red lines, or is not removed from office, then it could get pretty bad indeed. All self-inflicted abuse, nothing to do with me.
PS. I have old friends and colleagues working on this & these. In fact we even did the crypto classes together a very long time ago. It is very sad to watch the destruction of the UK's position in this and many other fields.