For the first time,  the UK’s 2023 National Risk Register (NRR) includes a section on the risks from a loss of positioning and timing services. The previous NRR only highlighted the risk to positioning and timing services from extreme space weather. This wider recognition is a welcome and important step in government leadership and national preparedness. A government announcement is anticipated with further details.

Acknowledging the multifaceted nature of national resilience and preparedness; NPC has a keen interest in this area owing to the widespread and indispensable use of positioning, navigation, and timing services across our society today. NPC commissioned this paper from the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) to inform stakeholders on the issues relating to loss of positioning and timing services, to stimulate discussion, collaboration and action, towards improving our national preparedness.

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