§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether United Kingdom forces make use of the United States Global Positioning System, and if so, what are (a) the current and (b) the future conditions of this use.
The United Kingdom Armed Forces make extensive use of the United States Global Positioning System. They do so under conditions set out in a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated with the United States Department of Defense in 1978. Negotiations are now being finalized for an extension of these arrangements into the next century.