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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 214079, tabled on 10 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on basing (a) UK Reapers and (b) other remotely piloted aircraft on the Queen Elizabeth-class carriers.

Answered on

18 November 2014

The Royal Navy has made no decision regarding the future deployment of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers at this stage. The Royal Navy is, however, developing a Maritime UAS Strategy paper describing the requirement to 2050, and is working with industry on this issue.