Unmanned aircraft systems (JDP 0-30.2)

This publication guides operational commanders and planning staff in understanding the terminology, tasking and employment of the UK’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)


JDP 0-30.2: unmanned aircraft systems (change 1)


This Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) describes, from a joint perspective, the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at the operational level, while recognising that platform capability is provided by the individual services.

The JDP 0-30.2 includes UK and NATO terminology and definitions related to the operation of unmanned aircraft, and describes how each aircraft type is classified by size and capability. This publication updates much of the information previously presented in Joint Doctrine Note (JDN) 2/11, the UK approach to unmanned aircraft systems, which is now withdrawn.

Published 12 September 2017
Last updated 15 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to version 'change 1'

  2. Updated to the latest version.

  3. First published.