Unmanned Air Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the installation of software on MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles to allow them to use inclined orbit satellites for communication and navigation.

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

There is no requirement to install software on the UK Reaper unmanned aircraft to enable use of inclined orbit satellites at this time.

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