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Army: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 20218, tabled on 17 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has assessed the potential impact of drone warfare on the Army doctrine.

Answered on

27 June 2022

The Army is continually assessing the potential impacts of technology on the character of land conflict. The emergence of uncrewed air systems technology on the battlefield is of great interest to the Army both as a threat and opportunity. The Army has conducted numerous experiments into how to harness this technology to its advantage. Similarly, the Army has drawn lessons from the use of uncrewed air systems in Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Iraq, Syria, and Libya and is considering how to apply them effectively in doctrine.