Result from CASA ADS-B Consultation

31 July 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) In March 2020, The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) made a submission to CASA Project AS16/06 supporting low cost options for VFR […]

Perth Networking Event

Wednesday August 5, 2020 Perth In partnership with Global Drone Solutions, AAUS is proud to be hosting a networking event in Perth. The informal event is aimed at providing AAUS membership with a networking opportunity.  AAUS Board member Paul Dewar, will be giving an update on AAUS activities focusing on the new AAUS MOS membership […]

QinetiQ Australia to design and construct Queensland UAS Flight Test Range

03 June 2020  QinetiQ News Release QinetiQ Australia has been awarded a contract to design and construct an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight test range (FTR) on behalf of the Queensland Government. The FTR will be located at Cloncurry Aerodrome in North West Queensland and will consist of access to a commercial quality runway, dedicated […]

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 ( 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 […]