Among the five services to be provided by Galileo the "Public Regulated Services" (PRS) will be restricted to authorised users by governments for sensitive applications that require a high level of continuity.
The PRS uses robust signals, i.e. being encrypted and resistant to jamming.
The PRS is reserved to the European Council, the European Commission, the EU Member States and possibly to duly authorised agencies of the European Union, third countries and international organisations.
Its applications may be very sensitive from a political and strategic viewpoint. Its use will be closely monitored and controlled for safety and security reasons.
PRS applications will be used by emergency services, critical transportation, energy or telecom and defence purposes: even if Galileo is the first civilian GNSS in the world, EU Member States may use it for security purposes.
GNSS.asia project is funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 287244.