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OneWeb: Investment

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7011, tabled on 20 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to utilise OneWeb in their future defence and commercial strategies; and how many jobs they estimate will result from their investment in OneWeb in the UK.

Answered on

3 August 2020

OneWeb and its capabilities will be considered as part of the Space Strategy under the direction of the National Space Council. As the?OneWeb?offering matures, we will monitor its utility to critical national infrastructure,?as we do with a variety of capabilities and providers.

The agreement we have secured with Bharti?secures 70 existing UK jobs in?OneWeb,?and?we?will be looking to?expand the company and its supply chain in the UK.