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UAVS Member, Resource Group announces Pre-Christmas Offer - 10% off courses - open to all.

Visit the Resource Group Member Profile Page for more information


New Technologies sourght for exploitation of drones in modern cities for surveillance purposes  

Please go to the "Opportunies" page of our website to find the link to their website for further information and details.


Unmanned Air Systems Technology & Innovation Awards Launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Unmanned Air Systems Technology & Innovation Awards to be hosted in conjunction with SkyTech 2016. With the unmanned aviation industry developing at such a great pace the awards have been established to recognise innovation, excellence and growth across the industry. The awards are open to all organisations involved in the unmanned aviation industry, with entries welcomed from across the globe. The awards will honour those organisations which have pushed at the boundaries of unmanned aviation, serving as an endorsement of determination, hard work and a celebration of success.

The awards are now open for submissions, with the final closing date for entries set as the 20th December 2015.

Entries will be analysed by a select panel of judges. Winners will be announced during a ceremony hosted at SkyTech 2016 on 27th January.

This year’s awards will select four winners: 

·        Start-up of the Year 2016

·        The Innovation Award 2016 

·        Service Solution of the Year 2016

·        The Award for Business Growth 2016

For more details or to submit an entry please visit the award website page at!awards/c20z5



UVS-International 2015 RPAS Yearbook now available to view on-line here


CAA Consultation on Airspace Change Process

& EASA Consultation on A-NPA 2015-10

Thank you for your contribution to the EASA A-NPA-2015-10 consultation. UAVS collated all your views and submitted a response on behalf of the UK Industry

Please visit the 'Consultations' page and get involved. 



Our Events page provides information on upcoming events so to find out what’s on.


UAVS supports UAS 2015 in Twickenham in December and has negotiated a 15% discount on delegate passes for members. Please visit to access the discount code.

Visit the Events page.

Representing all UAS/RPAS Interests

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS) is a non-for-profit organisation funded solely by membership subscriptions. It is independent and dedicated to promoting its members and their and the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry's interests and is the world's longest established trade association devoted exclusively to the UAS community. It represents the UAS manufacturing and system integration industry to UK government and UK regulators and works towards the safe, integrated and effective utilisation of these systems in civil and commercial roles. The influence the UK has on worldwide regulation and operation of UAS means that UAVS' role is both important and essential. More....

ICAO RPAS Symposium Presentations

The presentations from the March 2015 ICAO RPAS Symposium are now available and can be downloaded from

Why Join?

UAVS provides:

  • The means for active collaboration between UAVS members to form a stronger and more cohesive UAS industry
  • A professional framework for manufacturers and operators to work within
  • Access to information on best practice, accredited suppliers and services, certified aircraft, pilot comptence and the latest regulatory requirements
  • The positive interaction between civil, commercial and military manufacturers and operators and the transfer of skills between communities
  • A recognised voice for the UAS industry in the UK at the political level to government and to the UK airspace regulators:
    • Formulating the future use of shared airspace both in the UK and worldwide
    • Addressing the public perception of UAS
    • Promoting of the ecological, environmental, societal and humanitarian benefits of these systems.

Join Now

Joining UAVS is easy.  Just follow the registration process on this website.

Membership categories are:

  • Large Companies
  • Medium Companies
  • Small Companies
  • Related Organisations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Sole Traders or Partnerships
  • Individuals
  • Students

Subscription rates reflect the size of the member organisation.  UAVS welcomes members from around the world. 


UAVS' website and Library carries a host of freely available and restricted circulation information. To access restricted circulation information you do need to be signed in as a member.

A Good Read

As much as this website has some information on the history and evolution of UAS, there are more authoritive tomes on the subject. UAVS recommends two recent publications.  For more information on these books, click here.

Quick Links

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