Unmanned Air Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what current joint activities of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Programme are carried out under the Technical Co-operation Programme.

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

There are three current joint activities of the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Programme carried out under The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP). These are:

CAGE (Coalition Attack Guidance Experiment), which is a distributed Synthetic Environment experiment designed to understand coalition UAS command and control;

MC-MACE (Monitoring and Controlling Multiple Assets in Complex Environment), which is a collaboration to investigate multi-UAS control; and

Project BRISTOW, which is a trial to investigate counter UAS technologies.

Through TTCP, the UAS programme shares information, at a Government-to-Government level, on national UAS research activities, and research plans, with a view to sharing lessons and identifying burden-sharing collaboration opportunities. The results of TTCP activities assist each participant in meeting defence requirements, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort.

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