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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5372, tabled on 8 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 54 Watchkeeper reconnaissance drones ordered by the Ministry of Defence in 2005 have yet entered service; and if not, why not.

Answered on

15 February 2017

Watchkeeper is in service with the British Army, first deploying on operations to Afghanistan in 2014.

We do not routinely comment on the specific status of equipment as to do so would compromise operational security and would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.