New regulatory standards for commercial, recreational use of drones in UAE

New regulatory standards for commercial and recreational use of drones have been endorsed by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology, ESMA, including a surveillance system for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles in the UAE.

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Participants flies drones during UAE drones for good awards in Dubai, Febnuary 7,2015. Photo by Mustafa Kasmi

New regulatory standards for commercial and recreational use of drones have been endorsed by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology, ESMA, including a surveillance system for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles in the UAE.

Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of State, Chairman of ESMA Board of Directors, has stated that the new standards set for unmanned vehicles envisage a central system to monitor any drone operating in the UAE through a mandatory serial number that has to be used by potential manufacturers.

The mechanism is a stepping stone for a nation-wide federal database for such a type of aerial products, he added, during a company board meeting in Dubai on Sunday.

The new regulations will apply to both recreational and commercial usages, including free zones, he said, noting that both assembled and ready-for-use products have to comply to the new standards. More info

By Wam  emirates247.com

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