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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5185, tabled on 24 February 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether and where they have deployed military unmanned aerial vehicles in the last six months.

Answered on

10 March 2015

UK Armed Forces used a variety of Unmanned and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (UAS/RPAS) on Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan. All of these systems were redeployed from Afghanistan by 31 December 2014. In October 2014, UK Reaper RPAS were deployed to the Middle East to support the Iraqi Government and coalition allies' ongoing operation to counter the threat of ISIL.

Over the last six months Scan Eagle UAS has also been used to improve the situational awareness of Royal Navy ships at sea.