Handbook on UAS protection of critical infrastructure and public space is a resource written by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

The handbook offers guidance on safeguarding against malicious Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and furnishes directives, references, strategies, and considerations. It encompasses detection, tracking, identification, and neutralization and provides insights into risk analysis, solution design, solution implementation, and operational aspects. The handbook underscores the significance of integrating systems and processes while engaging stakeholders to establish a comprehensive solution.

This handbook plays a pivotal role in the Commission’s Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) package, introduced as a flagship initiative within the Commission’s communication titled ‘A drone strategy 2.0 for a smart and sustainable unmanned aircraft ecosystem in Europe.’ This package comprises a dedicated communication on C-UAS, outlining the primary principles for the EU’s future policy addressing potential UAS threats.

As part of the ongoing commitment to support EU Member States and stakeholders, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has produced two handbooks. The first presents a five-phased approach to developing a C-UAS solution, while the second offers recommendations for assessing risks arising from the malicious use of UAS, along with guidance on fortifying non-military infrastructures against such threats.

Publication Date- 2023

Handbook on UAS protection of critical infrastructure and public space contains the following major sections:

  • Phase one/Getting started with C-UAS
  • Phase two/Risk and threat analysis
  • Phase three/C-UAS solution design
  • Phase four/C-UAS solution implementation
  • Phase five/Operating the C-UAS solution

The reuse of this document is authorized under the Creative Commons Attribute 4.0 International (CC by 4.0) license.

Author- European Commission Joint Research Centre

See Also-

Counter-UAS Critical Infrastructure Resources on C-UAS Hub

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