Unmanned Air Vehicles

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of the contract for Phase II of the rotary wing unmanned air system, capability concept demonstrator, awarded to Leonardo helicopters.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence, with Leonardo Helicopters, are jointly funding an £8 million capability concept demonstrator for future Rotary Wing Unmanned Air Systems. It will inform all Front Line Commands of how emerging unmanned rotary wing technologies might contribute to the future battle space. This work will be conducted over the next 12 to 18 months and builds on a number of earlier activities, including further demonstration of autonomous landing capabilities.

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