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star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Technology remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for unmanned transport systems to supply troops on the front line. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is leading the Ministry of Defence's research in this area, working with the US Department of Defense to accelerate and demonstrate the effective use of new robotic and autonomous systems technologies.</p><p> </p><p>This includes the 'Last Mile Challenge' innovation initiative which has challenged industry and academia to look at how delivery drones and resupply robots can provide vital reinforcements to frontline troops. The challenge is worth a total of £3.8 million over the next 12 months with prototypes being built for demonstration later this year. Four of the five successful organisations are British-led with a wide range of sub-contractors from small and medium sized enterprises, industry and academia.</p><p> </p><p>These capabilities and other emerging military technologies will be tested and evaluated at the Autonomous Warrior, Army Warfighting Exercise in November 2018. The exercise, which involves all three Services, DSTL, the US Army and around 50 industry participants, will test a range of research projects including in surveillance, long-range and precision targeting, enhancing mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban warfare and enhanced situational awareness. The lessons identified will support decision making for future investment in ground-breaking technology and innovation to ensure the Army and British industry remain at the cutting edge of technology and combat tactics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:26:33.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:26:33.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Technology remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the security of the technology used for military systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 200621 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Defence uses a number of information assurance and cyber security activities to ensure the technology used for military systems are appropriately protected. However, for the purpose of safeguarding national security, the Ministry of Defence does not comment publicly on the specifics of these activities and arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T14:30:29.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:30:29.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this