Drone Information

DoD Non-Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

The UAS listed below are considered as non-COTS systems designated by the Department of Defense (DoD) in the 8 Sep 21 “Guidance for Procedures for the Operation and Procurement of UAS”. The use and purchase of these systems are not subject to the 1 June 2018 Deputy Secretary of Defense memo, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Implementation Guidance. This memorandum will be updated as required to add future systems that are considered non-COTS UAS IAW paragraph 3 of the 1 June 2018 Deputy Secretary of Defense memo.
  • AAI Aerosonde, RQ-7B Shadow 200
  • AeroVironment Puma I/II/III (RQ-20A/B), Raven (RQ-11), Switchblade, Wasp (RQ-12)
  • Altavian – ION M440 C
  • Arcturus Jump 20
  • BlackBar Storm
  • BAI Aerosystems Tigershark
  • Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
  • FLIR PD-100 Black Hornet (BH-2/BH-3), R60 Sky Ranger, R80D Sky Raider
  • HoverFly- Tethered UAS
  • Insitu Blackjack (RQ-21), ScanEagle (MQ-27 A/B)
  • Lockheed Martin Stalker XE, Indago
  • Martin UAV V-BAT
  • Parrot – Anafi-USA-Gov/mil
  • PSI Instant Eye Mk3-GEN4-D1/D2 & E1 (data encrypted, all-digital system), Mk3-GEN5-D1/D2 (data encrypted, all-digital system)
  • Schiebel S-100
  • Shield AI Nova, Hivemind Nova
  • Skydio – X2D
  • Teal – Golden Eagle
  • TStorm TS-M800
  • Vantage Robotics – Vesper