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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 142815, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) all technology developed under and (b) the end product of the LANCA uncrewed air vehicle programme is ITAR-free.

Answered on

28 January 2021

The LANCA concept is fully Ministry of Defence owned. Generation and retention of UK intellectual property were key criteria in the assessment of industry bids for the recently-announced Mosquito flight demonstrator. Whilst some ITAR controlled technology may be used in the Mosquito demonstrator, no ITAR restrictions are currently applicable to the LANCA concept. The terms of the Mosquito contract provide UK full rights to the knowledge produced for the purposes of informing the FCAS LANCA concept.

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