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Aircraft Carriers

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration has been given to the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles from the future aircraft carriers. (247172)

[holding answer 14 January 2009]: We keep our requirements under constant review and are conducting studies into the potential requirement for unmanned aerial systems including maritime systems. So far, this work has not specifically focused on the use of any particular maritime platform such as the future aircraft carrier.