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 The Earl of Minto The Earl of Minto The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 2:58, 5 Chwefror 2024

I thank the noble and gallant Lord for his question; that is a very good point. When firing an expensive missile at a cheap drone, you are not protecting the missile; you are protecting half a billion pounds-worth of equipment behind you—that is certainly worth it. As your Lordships know, we have invested a large amount of money in drone and missile technologies, and we will incorporate that in all future designs.