UK Defense Secretary Says Drones Could Replace Troops In Future Wars


Mr Wallace said a future fighting force would not be about ‘mass mobilisation’ like the wars of the past but instead about speed and readiness

Daily Mail: Defence Secretary Ben Wallace signals drones could replace troops as he warns that the UK must be ready to fight ‘tomorrow’s battles, not yesterday’s’ because Britain’s enemies have ‘studied our vulnerabilities’* He set out his plan for the military to become ‘relentlessly innovative’ in future
* Ex-Scots Guards officer spoke ahead of publication of a major defence review
* Said it would lead to a ‘step change’ with military reshaping never seen before

Ben Wallace signalled tonight that drones will replace troops in future wars as he warned Britain’s enemies have ‘adapted far more quickly than us’.

The Defence Secretary set out his plan for the military to become ‘relentlessly innovative’ as he unveiled new lethal autonomous kit for use by the Royal Navy.

He was flanked by a quadcopter drone carrying a torpedo – which could also be used to evacuate casualties – and a flying battering-ram drone-bashing machine.

Mr Wallace said a future fighting force would not be about ‘mass mobilisation’ like the wars of the past but instead about speed and readiness.

The former Scots Guards officer was speaking ahead of the publication of a major defence review whilst touring Britain’s newest navy ship, HMS Tamar, in London.

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WNU Editor: You will always needs boots on the ground.

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