UAS Challenge


UAS Challenge 2021
Virtual Event: 14-15 June 2021 - Online
Live Event: 14-15 July 2021 - BMFA Buckminster
The event will not be open to the public and will be for participants and by invitation only.
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Launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation, teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part in the annual UAS Challenge.

Starting each October, student teams undertake a full design and build cycle of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) with a maximum take off mass of 10kg to undertake specific mission objectives, culminating in a final fly-off event in June the following year. The system will be required to operate automatically, performing a series of tasks such as area search, navigating waypoints, accurately dropping the Aid Package and returning to base via a defined route.

With over 30 teams taking part this year, who will become the grand champions of the UAS Challenge 2021?

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  • About UAS Challenge

    • Inspiring and developing the next generation of professional engineers
    • Challenge News
  • Why participate?

    • Benefits for participating universities
    • Integration with university curriculum
    • Benefits for students and teams
  • Become a Sponsor or Partner

    • Meet talented engineers with the most promise
    • Be part of a competition that drives and supports innovation. 
  • Past events

    • Lists of results
    • Challenge gallery - photos and videos from previous years' events.


Challenge Sponsors and Partners

  • GKN AerospaceGold Sponsor
  • Leonardo UKSilver Sponsor
  • QinetiQSponsor
  • Babcock InternationalBronze Sponsor
  • RS Grass RootsBronze Sponsor
  • RaytheonBronze Sponsor
  • MashoomSponsor

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