Unmanned Vehicles

French Ministry of Interior Awards Light UAS Study Contract to UVS International

1st December 2008 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Recently, the French Ministry of Defence, Direction Générale de la Police Nationale, Services des Technologies de la Sécurité Interieur, notified the award of a study contract to UVS International. This 5 month study concerns the analysis of the French legal framework relative to the use of Light UAS (<150 kg) by the French Homeland Security forces.

This study will include the following:

  • A detailed analysis of the existing legal framework and the proposal of a solution that will permit the operation use of Light UAS by the French Homeland Security forces;
  • Technical guidelines on how to deploy a Light UAS and be in conformity with the current French regulations;
  • A proposal concerning the adaptation of the current French regulations in the medium term in order to permit generalization of the operational use of Light UAS by the French Homeland Security forces.

UVS International, The Netherlands, the prime contractor, will conduct this study in cooperation with UAS Consulting & Services, France, its sub-contractor for this contract.

UVS International is proud to have been selected by the French Ministry of Interior to conduct this study.

UVS International is a not-for-profit association registered with the Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands and operating out of offices in Paris, France. Started in 1995, as EURO UVS (European Unmanned Vehicle Systems Association), the organization changed its statute and name to UVS International in January 2004, in order to better reflect its global character and reach. The association currently has 262 corporate and institutional members in 35 countries, and it is the world¿s leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of unmanned systems. UVS International is internationally recognized for its advocacy of the creation of a recognized legal framework, on national and international basis, that will permit the insertion of UAS into non-segregated airspace.


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