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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many American Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles are planned to be purchased and at what (a) unit and (b) total cost. (92149)

We intend to procure two American Predator B unmanned air vehicles. The total acquisition cost is expected to be in the region of $80 million. US Congress is still to approve the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Case. Definitive costs, including unit cost, will not be known until the US Air Force has replied to the UK MOD Letter of Request, which is expected by the end of the year.