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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 106051, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at which locations the Armed Forces' pilot-less drones are flown for training purposes.

Answered on

16 October 2017

All Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) operated by the Armed Forces are controlled from the ground. The Armed Forces undertake routine flying activity on RPAS at the following locations:


Boscombe Down, Wiltshire.

Lulworth Cove Traning Area, Dorset.

Okehampton Training Area, Dartmoor.

Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland.

RAF Spadeadam, Cumbria.

Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose.

Salisbury Plain Training Area, Wiltshire.

Sennybridge Training Area, Wales.

Stanford Training Area, Norfolk.

West Wales Airport & Aberporth Range.


British Army Training Unit, Kenya.

British Army Training Unit Suffield, Canada.

Camp Roberts, California, USA.

Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, USA.

Grafenwohr Training Area, Germany.

Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, USA.

Sennelager Training Area, Germany.