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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they are considering for the use of off-board systems as part of the UK's Mine Counter Measures capability.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 8 March 2016 to Question number HL6439, in which I noted that the Royal Navy recognises the operational benefits of unmanned off-board systems. The application of such systems to mine countermeasures capability (MCM) will be included in the Royal Navy's considerations.

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