Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 18th December 2012.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for unmanned underwater vehicle programmes in the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Royal Navy Fleet Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Unit and the Fleet Diving Squadron operate a number of UUVs for trials, evaluation and the development of training, tactics and doctrine. As part of a wider programme, the Mine Countermeasures, Hydrographic and Patrol Capability project team is investigating exploitation of UUVs to deliver elements of these capabilities in the future. The programme is in its concept phase so the Department is not in a position to set out detailed plans at this stage.

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