Unmanned Air Vehicles:Written question - 19865

Q
(Oxford East)
Asked on: 14 December 2015
Ministry of Defence
Unmanned Air Vehicles
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicles purchased from Thales have been handed over to the British Army.
A
Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 17 December 2015

As at 15 December 2015, 37 Watchkeeper Unmanned Air Vehicles have been delivered by Thales and accepted by the Ministry of Defence. Of these, 10 are currently held by the Army to meet its current flying training programme and readiness requirements. The remainder are either being used for flight trials at West Wales Airport, or being stored and maintained until required by the Army.

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