Autonomous Weapons:Written question - HL15334

Asked on: 24 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Autonomous Weapons
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the relationship between increasing autonomy in weapons systems and cyber security.
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Answered by: Earl Howe
Answered on: 09 May 2019

Cyber security considerations are an integral part of the development and accreditation of military capabilities. The Ministry of Defence research programme also funds research on cyber security across the range of military capabilities, including those that could have an autonomous element. The United Kingdom does not possess fully autonomous weapon systems and has no intention of developing them.

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