Armed Forces: Global Positioning System

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to issue guidance to service personnel on the use of GPS-enabled devices while on operations.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence takes the security of its personnel and establishments very seriously. Direction and guidance on personal security, including GPS-enabled device use, has been issued and highlighted to personnel in awareness campaigns and briefings over recent years, and is kept under constant review. For obvious reasons we do not comment on specific security arrangements or procedures.

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