New program to vet commercial drones for security
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has unveiled Green UAS, a new cybersecurity and supply chain risk assessment program for commercial drones. The program’s framework closely mirrors the Pentagon tech hub Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue UAS model. But it is aimed at those government and nongovernment users who do not immediately require Department of Defense (DoD) authority to operate commercial drones.
AUVSI is launching this initiative in collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit. As such, Green UAS is being viewed as the new industry standard that validates commercial drones as cyber secure and helps to provide a wider variety of approved small UAS than the current Blue 2.0 list.
Green UAS-cleared drones will be listed on the DIU Blue UAS Cleared Hub alongside Blue UAS 2.0 drones. This validation could be an important factor for many users, including federal government agencies, local law enforcement, first…