UAS Challenge


About UAS Challenge     

We lead the way in promoting value and cohesion within the industry, providing unique opportunities to universities, their teams, the individual participants and of course for our partnering organisations.

Launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation, the Challenge is now a highly anticipated event attracting teams from across the UK and around the world. Each annual Challenge cycle kicks-off in October, ending with a final event in June the following year.

Teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part in the Challenge. They undertake a full design and build cycle of a UAS with a maximum take off mass of 10kg to undertake specific mission objectives. The system will be required to operate automatically, performing a series of tasks such as area search, navigating waypoints, accurately dropping the Aid Package and returning to base via a defined route. The competition is split into design, development and demonstration stages and culminates with the flying demonstration and business case presentations which contribute to final scoring.

UAS Challenge 2022 Teams

Team ID

University Name

Team Name


1 University of Wolverhampton University of Wolverhampton Aeronautics (UWA) UK
3 Universidade de Aveiro Automec Portugal
4 University of Huddersfield Team Hawk UK
5 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) HORUS UPV Spain
7 Loughborough University Loughborough UAV UK
8 University of Twente DroneTeam Twente Netherlands
9 University of Portsmouth UP UK
10 University of the West of England Game of Drones UK
11 University of Surrey Team Peryton Heron UK
12 Heriot-Watt University Aero-Watt UK
13 University of Surrey Team Peryton Atlantis UK
14 Technische Universität Dresden TURAG Germany
15 Istanbul Technical University ATA Team Turkey
16 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Team Wrise India
17 Brunel University London Brunel UK
18 University of Sussex Sussex UAV Team UK
19 De Montfort University DMU Flyers UK
20 Queens University Belfast QUB UK
21 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of engineering sciences and technology Team Foxtrot Pakistan
22 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Gull Revengers UK
23 University of Manchester Heimdall UK
24 Istanbul Technical University ITU Albatros Takımı Turkey
25 University of Dundee Haggis Aerospace UK
26 Glyndwr University Wrexham Wasps UK
27 Imperial College London ICAV Project UK
28 University of Moratuwa Mora Avions Sri Lanka
29 University College London Team Nova UK
30 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Team Eagles Nigeria
31 Katholieke Universitiet Leuven ROK Belgium
32 Queen Mary University of London Team Falcon UK
33 Coventry University Team Phoenix UK
34 Sheffield Hallam University Hallam Air UK

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The Challenge

  • Design and build a UAS with specific mission objectives, with high priority focus on safety and technical competence throughout the competition
  • Year-long project with phased stages requiring strict adherence and assessment in order to qualify to compete in the fly-off in the UK
  • Overseen by a steering group of aerospace engineering and flight safety experts

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