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Air Force: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 26717, tabled on 28 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether the conclusion of Project Mosquito will impact Carrier Enabled Power Projection.

Answered on

4 July 2022

Project MOSQUITO was a Technology Demonstration Project designed to examine ways to achieve cost and time reductions in developing future uncrewed Combat Aircraft. This decision to curtail the contract with Spirit AeroSystems at the design phase has no impact on broader future work, including Carrier Enabled Power Projection. The learning accrued within the design phase of the project has a useful read across to other Research and Development projects as part of the wider LANCA and FCAS portfolio.