Autonomous Weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Ladyton Lord Browne of Ladyton Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings, if any, ministers and special advisers have held on autonomy in weapons systems during the last year.

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

Ministers and special advisers have not held any meetings specifically addressing autonomy in weapons systems. However, as investment in technology-led modernisation is a key part of maintaining our national defence and security capabilities, Ministers and special advisers are routinely briefed on this subject.

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