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Rescue Services: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL13020, tabled on 22 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the use of drones for air-sea rescue purposes in the English Channel.

Answered on

29 January 2019

Her Majesty’s Coastguard is actively considering drone technology that could be used to enhance search and rescue efficiency across the UK, save more lives and reduce risk to personnel. This includes working with search and rescue partners and industry, to explore and trial the feasibility of using drones in real-life scenarios, which will improve situational awareness and decision making for search and rescue authorities.