AAUS Submission to Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

28th April 2020 AAUS has made a submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements outlining benefits in adopting drone technology for bushfire management. We understand that there are many issues currently impeding the use of drones for management of bushfires including regulatory, funding, capability integration and legal hurdles and have called for […]

Land Forces 2020 Unmanned Systems in Defence Conference

  Deferred until 1-3 June, 2021 For further information please go to Land Forces   Organised in association with AMDA Foundation, the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems conference at Land Forces 2020 (www.landforces.com.au) will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies. AAUS events are focused on broadening […]

Army Program Land 129-3 Industry Participation Opportunities

March 30, 2020 The replacement of the Army’s Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) through project LAND 129 Phase 3 has progressed to the tendering process, with four companies shortlisted to tender for the project. The four down-selected companies are: Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd Leidos Australia Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd Textron Systems Australia Pty […]

AAUS Industry Champions 2020 Announced

27 March 2020 AAUS is proud once again to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry. For the 2020 awards, over 100 nominations were received for the 5 award categories highlighting the strength of our rapidly developing industry.  The finalists made impressive reading and judging panel […]

AAUS Supports CASA Industry Relief Initiatives

24th March 2020 Today the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) released details of measures specifically being undertaken to support the drone sector during the COVID-19 crisis. AAUS strongly supports CASA in these initiatives, and will continue to work closely with the regulator, and Government more broadly, to find more ways to alleviate the impact COVID-19 […]

AAUS Seeks Relief Consideration for Drone Industry – COVID-19

20th March 2020 Dear Members, This week, the Deputy Prime Ministry announced a proposed relief package for the Australian Aviation industry relating to the impact of COVID-19.  Being an emerging sector primarily comprised of small-to-medium enterprises, we are well aware that the drone industry is particularly sensitive to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis. AAUS […]

AAUS Submits Response to CASA ADS-B Consultation

13th March 2020 CASA Project AS 16/06 – Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment suitable for voluntary fitment and use in aircraft operated in accordance with the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) fully supports CASA’s proposal to amend the standards and requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast […]

RPAS in Australian Skies Conference 2020 Postponement – Coronavirus (COVID19) Update

16th March 2020 Update on RPAS in Australian Skies 2020 from the AAUS President AAUS is committed to safety – this commitment extends beyond the safe operation of remotely piloted aircraft but also to the events and activities we provide as an organisation. In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the AAUS Executive have […]

RPAS in Australian Skies Conference – Coronavirus (COVID19) Update

10th March 2020 Update on RPAS in Australian Skies 2020 AAUS is constantly monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We continue to draw directly on current advice and information provided by both Federal and State government authorities. With all advice considered, AAUS intends to proceed with the RPAS […]