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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 222428, tabled on 28 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart concerning the deployment of UK Reapers in support of Operation Barkhane.

Answered on

4 February 2015

As a close ally, discussions regularly take place with France, both bilaterally and through NATO, on Defence matters, these can include capability issues such as Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. However, to date there have been no specific discussions regarding the deployment of UK Reapers in support of Operation Barkhane.

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