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Armed Forces: Unmanned Aircraft

Volume 713: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration has been given to equipping the Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft with lightweight munitions in addition to or in place of sensor packages. [HL5669]

The Ministry of Defence keeps its capability requirements under constant review. We are currently conducting analysis to investigate the contribution that an armed Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle system could make in current and future operations as part of its routine capability planning process.