UAS Technical Reports released on 7th Jun 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017



Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by Non-State Actors

Executive Summary

The increase in the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by Non-State Actors like Threat Networks (including terrorist ones, but not only) has been quite noticeable during last years, but it has been increased during last months. The reduced pricing & uncontrolled availability of commercial UAS along with their quickly evolving capabilities are to develop a progressively higher threat & risk to security in both homeland and areas of operations.


Overview and description of current Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) countermeasures

Executive Summary

The aim of this report is to present an overview of the most common counter measures of Unmanned Aerial Systems in order to joint disperse information and to try to aware of this new threat and to improve some capabilities of nations and organizations.


Control Counter-Measures for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Executive Summary

The objective of this information paper is to present a brief summary of the threats and implications of the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in as Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (UAS VBIEDs) , and to give a brief overview of some of the countermeasure technologies used to take over the command and control functionality of UAS. 


Unconventional Weaponization of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Executive Summary

There is currently a trend towards the use of UAS as a weapon system itself, with special (but not only) reference to Daesh in Iraq & Syria from summer 2016 to today. This report is directly referring to every type of UAS Vehicle Borne IED (UAS VBIED), in addition to UAS designed to drop improvised grenades. Tangentially, some improvised weapons mounted on UAS are also included in this study. Although they are not technically considered IEDs, they are relevant when discussing the overall UAS threat.

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