Update 1: Debate in Parliament 11th December
It is now almost 3 years since this blog first posted about the military use of drones. Please see:
16th February 2010 - Drones - is their use breaching international law?
18th April 2010 - The US has defended the use of "drones"
17th December 2010 - Drones - their legality in international law
11th June 2012 - Killing the "bad" guys: the USA and drones
The UK Parliament - or, at least, some members of it - have become concerned at the use of drones to "take out" targets. The Defence Select Committee is to conduct an examination into how the UK uses lethal force - 20th November 2012 Defence Management.
Also, there is an All Parliamentary Group on Drones - see Early Day Motion 661 of 31st October 2012. The setting up of this group is discussed at Bureau of Investigative Journalism (18th October 2012).
For further reading see - Drone Wars UK looks at the article in The Times 20th November 2012
In October 2012, the Chief Constable of Hampshire backed the use of drones for Police surveillance operations - BBC 2nd October 2012.
: Model aircraft in the UK :
(Some of the law)