Category: APPG Drones Update

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Drones and the Counter-Terrorism Bill

Admiral Lord West of Spithead, APPG member and former Under-Secretary of State responsible for security, has moved an amendment to the Counter-Terrorism Bill: a new clause headed ‘Unmanned aerial vehicles.’  The probing amendment would...

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Publish drones guidance

Professor Sir David Omand and Professor Michael Clark have joined forces with the APPG Chair and Vice-Chairs in asking the Foreign Secretary to consider disclosure of the guidelines governing when the UK may –...

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After the Security Impact of Drones

Chair Tom Watson and Vice-Chair David Davis have tabled ‘Early Day Motion 487 Proposal for UK Policy on Drone Use’ to support three key findings by the Policy Commission ‘The Security Impact of Drones’...

A Reaper MQ-9 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operated by 39 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, awaits take off from Creech Air Force Bace, Nevada prior to a training mission over the west coast of America.  39 Sqn, who are parented by RAF Waddington in the UK, currently have around 70 personnel based in Nevada covering all trades from Pilots to admin staff. Image from MoD (reproduction does not imply endorsement)

A warning bell

As senior parliamentarians question increasing drone use and response to the UN Special Rapporteur, litigation by Yemeni victims in both the UK and Germany may tip the Government to re-evaluate the need for a high...