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Unmanned aircraft systems phraseology

JDN 3/10 defines unmanned aircraft system (UAS) phraseology.

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

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This document was superceded by JDN 2/11 ‘The UK approach to unmanned aircraft systems’.

JDN 3/10 ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Terminology, Definitions and Classifications’ has been archived and is not the authoritative reference.



JDN 3/10 defines unmanned aircraft system (UAS) phraseology for use within the UK military and describes the classification methodology to be used when discussing such systems.

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Published 1 May 2010
Last updated 5 June 2015 + show all updates
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