Our friends at Drone Wars say,
“The MoD wants to base the UK new ‘Protector’ armed drones at Waddington near Lincolnshire and open a new centre there to train both RAF crews and other militaries to use armed drones. Beside the immense harm that armed drones can cause in warfare, they are also inherently dangerous and prone to crash. Drone Wars UK research shows that on average three large military drones crash each month.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK’s airspace regulator, has opened a public consultation on the Ministry of Defence’s proposed changes to airspace around RAF Waddington to allow armed drones to take off and land. The Consultation lasts until 30 November.
It is important that the public raise concerns and voice objections! The CAA’s consultation is narrowly focused on changes to airspace around Waddington rather than on wider questions of their use in warfare or about the safety and privacy of opening UK airspace to large drones. ”
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