Welcome to the RAeS UAS Specialist Group

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Specialist Group focuses on all aspects of unmanned aviation across industry, academia, and government.

A UAS is an unmanned aircraft system - an aircraft that has no pilot on-board but which is remotely piloted. UAS can be manually controlled aircraft, operated through pre-programmed flight plans, or operated by more complex automated systems involving on-board sensors and/or processed data.

UAS are used by the military but are increasingly being used by civil operators for civil operations including aerial photography, surveying and inspection, as well as in support of emergency services and disaster management teams.

The UAS Specialist Group holds an annual conference and regular workshops. Further details are provided on our Events page.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 20 Oct
    Corporate Partner Event

    Corporate Partner Briefing by Sir Peter Luff, MP for Mid Worcestershire, House of Commons

    Sir Peter will draw on his experience of the 2010 SDSR and of the development and publication of the 2012 White Paper, “National Security Through Technology” as well as his involvement In the Defence Growth Partnership, to reflect on what industry should expect – and seek – in the 2015 SDSR.

  • 21 Oct
    Conference

    Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems

    The aim of this conference is to assess how aviation's impact on the environment can be reduced. The latest low carbon propulsion and fuel options for aviation will be reviewed and key questions will be addressed.

  • 24 Oct
    Conference

    Civil Aircraft Technology Enabled Services – A First Step Towards Achieving Maintenance Credits

    Following on from two previous related events, the aim of this workshop will be to initiate a process that delivers an industry-wide approach towards achieving Maintenance Credits and will focus on two areas in particular: • Data interoperability standards • Early engagement with regulatory bodies when introducing new IVHM technologies Related areas including the process of achieving maintenance credits, the required evidence base and regulatory hurdles will also be considered.

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