Started in 1995, UVS International is a non-profit association registered with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in The Hague, the Netherlands (2000), as well as with the European Transparency Register (2017). It operates out of offices in Paris, France and is widely recognized as a representative of the global unmanned systems community (air, ground, naval & space) and represents the interests of its Members on a world-wide scale.
Its members represent all areas of industry [manufacturers (systems & subsystems), operators, pilots, service suppliers (incl. flight schools, test ranges, insurance companies, legal offices, specialist consultancies, risk assessment organisations)], government (civil & military), research organisations, academia, and private persons with an interest in unmanned systems.
UVS International aims to federate the international US community with the intent of promoting international cooperation & coordination in all matters that are of interest and importance to this community [e.g. rules & regulations, standards (design, production, maintenance standards, operational, pilot & operator qualification), product safety standards (C€ marking), best practices, responsibility, liability, insurance, privacy & data protection]. The association federates 24 national drone associations and represents 4700 companies.
UVS International, is a member of the ICAO RPAS Panel, ICAO Space Learning Group, European Commission’s Expert Group on Drones, EASA’s General Aviation Sectorial Committee, EASA’s RMT.023 Expert Group, JARUS Stakeholder Consultation Body, and SESAR U-Space Working Group.