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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 132, tabled on 27 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on establishing a Joint Command for Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Answered on

3 June 2015

Owing to the particular capabilities that each Unmanned Aerial System delivers and the different environments in which they work, operational Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are controlled by Air, Army, and Navy Commands and there is no plan to establish a Joint Command for UAS.

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