The landmark bipartisan report, Defence Space: through adversity to the stars?, is Parliament’s first in-depth look at the role of outer space capabilities in a military-strategic context. It quotes several times from Policy Exchange’s February paper, UK’s Defence Space Strategy in Context: An Analysis, by Gabriel Elefteriu FRAeS, our Director of Strategy and Space Policy.
In particular, the House of Commons committee report highlights one of Policy Exchange’s main conclusions regarding the “Own-Collaborate-Access” framework that is set to guide the MoD’s space domain procurement:
The Committee’s study also focuses on the problem of UK’s lack of a national PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing — or, “satnav”) capability, stressing how “Policy Exchange’s paper … described PNT as a ‘missing piece’ in the DSS [Defence Space Strategy]”. Policy Exchange’s track record in advocating for a UK satnav solution stretches back to our July 2019 paper, Space: What do we want from the next Prime Minister?
Read Gabriel Elefteriu’s Defence Space Strategy analysis paper here.