Addressing the UAS threat

​As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, become increasingly prevalent globally, concerns regarding their misuse and security threats have escalated. This web page serves as a curated repository of resources from United Nations (UN) bodies like the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), to name a few. These resources aim to address the multifaceted challenges posed by UAS, with a focus on protecting civil aviation and countering their exploitation by non-State armed groups and terrorists.


While UAS offer significant benefits across various industries, they also present risks to aviation infrastructure and national security. Unauthorized UAS operations near airports and deliberate disruptions to aviation operations underscore the need for robust regulatory frameworks and effective countermeasures. Additionally, the use of UAS by non-State actors for reconnaissance and offensive operations poses complex security challenges.


The documents and guides compiled here represent collaborative efforts to enhance UAS governance, promote responsible usage, and strengthen security measures. Whether you are a policymaker, aviation professional, or concerned citizen, these resources provide valuable insights and practical guidance for navigating the evolving landscape of UAS security. By fostering awareness, cooperation, and innovation, we can harness the benefits of UAS technology while safeguarding against potential threats, ensuring a safer and more secure future for all.

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