Unmanned Air Vehicles:Written question - 113627

Q
(West Dunbartonshire)
Asked on: 16 November 2017
Ministry of Defence
Unmanned Air Vehicles
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost to the public purse has been of the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle programme; and what that cost has been in each year since 2005.
A
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 24 November 2017

The programme costs of the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle programme from 2005 to the present are given below:

Financial Year

Value (£ million)

2005-06

37

2006-07

114

2007-08

120

2008-09

124

2009-10

135

2010-11

130

2011-12

112

2012-13

65

2013-14

64

2014-15

55

2015-16

59

2016-17

39

2017-18

26

Total

1,080

This includes the delivery of air vehicles, ground control stations, data terminals, ground equipment and sensors, as well as some infrastructure and training facilities, and support costs.

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