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Strait of Hormuz: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 479, tabled on 6 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with his Kuwaiti counterpart on the potential for deploying RAF Reaper drones for operations over the Strait of Hormuz.

Answered on

9 January 2020

We are in regular communication with all our regional allies. However, I am withholding information on the location of Reaper aircraft as its release would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.