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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 7105, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the use of unmanned remotely piloted aircraft systems as part of future UK defence capability; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

20 July 2015

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are proving their value to Defence in a range of operations around the world. As part of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the MOD is considering the case for further investment in RPAS capability. It is currently too early to determine the outcome of this work.

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