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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance UK personnel provide to the US operation of drones from the Combined Air Operation Centre at Al-Udeid. [R]

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK has around 40 personnel stationed in the Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) at Al-Udeid which provides command and control in support of operations in the Gulf and Afghanistan. This includes a wide variety of tasks and platforms eg strategic airlift to and from Afghanistan. UK personnel may support a wide range of combined operations provided these are consistent with national directives.

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