To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) pursuant to the answer of 2 September 2013, Official Report, column 53W, on unmanned aerial vehicles, if he will publish the evaluations undertaken on the noise made by this technology; [R]
(2) how such noise evaluations are carried out; and if he will make a statement. [R]
Subject to consultation with the copyright holder, I will place a copy of the Watchkeeper Acoustic Trial Report in the Library of the House. No other evaluations have been undertaken.
The methodology of the Watchkeeper Acoustic Trial is set out in the trial report.