Royal Navy: Drone Attacks in the Red Sea - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:58 pm ar 5 Chwefror 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Lord Stirrup Lord Stirrup Crossbench 2:58, 5 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, firing surface-to-air missiles at drones is a very expensive way of attacking relatively cheap and numerous targets. There have been reports of successful UK tests of much cheaper laser-based defensive systems. Can the Minister assure the House that research into such systems will be pursued vigorously, and, if successful, will be translated into both operationally and commercially effective solutions?