CEN Workshop COURAGEOUS on testing methodology for C-UAS systems

This CEN Workshop intends to develop one CWA (Workshop Agreement): ”Unmanned aircraft systems — Counter UAS — Testing methodology”

This CWA will develop a standardized test methodology for detection, tracking and identification of nefarious drones’ utilising countermeasure systems to protect the lower airspace. This standardized test methodology will be based upon a series of standard user-defined scenarios representing a wide set of use cases (e.g.  prison & airport security, critical infrastructure protection, border security, drugs & human trafficking, etc). For these scenarios, operational needs & functional performance requirements will be extracted by end-users. Using this information, an integral test methodology will be developed that allows for a fair qualitative and quantitative comparison between different counter-UAS systems.

Potential interested stakeholders to be involved in this CEN/WS are:

  • Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA)
  • Participants in related Research Projects
  • Representatives of UAS and C-UAS industry
  • Members of relevant Technical Committees (e.g. CEN/TC 471 'UAS')
  • Representatives of DG SAFE, DG HOME

The kick-off meeting will be held on Friday 4 August 2023. The kick-off meeting will be in CCMC but hybrid. Online access will be provided in the invitation.


All interested parties are invited to submit their registration form and the comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, Mss Cristina Popa, cristina.popa@asro.ro by 31 July 2023. You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below (Word Document).


The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in June 2024.

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