Skip to main content

Unmanned Air Vehicles

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the development prospects and potential of unmanned air vehicles. [37789]

The Army has a requirement for an unmanned surveillance system which, subject to the satisfactory completion of an additional programme of work to resolve remaining technical difficulties, is to be met by Phoenix. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my predecessor on 5 April 1995, Official Report, column 1142, and on 21 April 1995, Official Report, column 308.My Department monitors developments in unmanned air vehicles in order to aid assessment of their suitability to meet other future requirements.