US sells Unmanned Aerial Systems with stringent standards: PHL interested

The United States has released a fact sheet stating it designed new policy on military unmanned aerial systems (UAS) export. “The United States is committed to stringent standards for the sale, transfer, and subsequent use of US-origin military UAS,” says in fact sheet.

The mission of the Unmanned Aircraft System in the US is to develop and continuously assess the safety of the drones and it’s the integration into the national airspace. The Council will work on setting a standardized roadmap for all airspace system, to increase the adaptability of UAS and fostering a growth platform in the near future. Being a neutral facilitator the ANSI aims to collaborate and demonstrate the discussion including public and private sectors to support this integration, here and minimize the duplication of standards and resource allocation.

The Public safety and research organizations have invited participants to design such UAS, using their ingenuity, built in hardware and creativity to create prototype. The payload capacity, their design, flight time and different mission capabilities are many challenges which are to be overcome to create standard UAS for public safety. Regulators around the globe initially have had a struggle to accept the embrace this new technology, however these have been overcome as the potential benefits using the drones against issues surrounding the national security have been addressed.

While the insurance companies are responding in their own given pace, the aid given to start up is a huge financial weight, having highlighted the potential of UAS to be plentiful.

“The United States has a responsibility to ensure that sales, transfers, and subsequent use of all U.S.-origin UAS are responsible and consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy interests,” says in the fact sheet released by US State Department.

US listed several principles for proper use of US-Origin military UAS.

It says that recipients of UAS are to use it in accordance with international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law. It added that UAS can only be used with force under international law, such as national self-defense.

Recipients are not to use military UAS to conduct unlawful surveillance or use unlawful force against their domestic populations. And, as appropriate, recipients shall provide UAS operators technical and doctrinal training on the use of these systems to reduce the risk of unintended injury or damage.

In a report by Reuters, Armed Force of the Philippines spokesman Colonel Restituto Padilla said Philippine military is interested in drone to be used for intelligence and surveillance operations.

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