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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 222430, tabled on 28 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 9 December 2013, Official Report, column 70W, and with reference to Regulatory Article 1600, published by the Military Aviation Authority on 19 January 2015, whether his Department will fly remotely piloted aircraft systems in the UK outside danger areas or segregated airspace.

Answered on

4 February 2015

The Ministry of Defence is working with other Government Departments and authorities, including the Civil Aviation Authority, as part of a wider cross-Government initiative to determine the feasibility of operating both civilian and military remotely piloted aircraft systems beyond line-of-sight and in un-segregated airspace.

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The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.