Approximately sixty percent of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Ukraine are not tested for compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulations for Radio Equipment approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2017, says Alexander Lysenko, head of the certification center of the Ukrainian State Center for Radio Frequencies (UCRF), the website of the Center reports.
In addition, there is no evidence that at least one UAV manufactured in Ukraine passed such a test. During his communication with European colleagues, Lysenko learned that a large percentage of drones that are supplied to the European market also do not meet the requirements of regulatory documents operating in the EU and do not meet European standards.
Lysenko explains that quadro-, multicopters, drones and other UAVs are radio electronic means (REM) that use broadband radio access technologies, GPS and short-range technologies for control and transmission of information. Proceeding from this, the use of drones in Ukraine is possible only when their owner has issued a declaration of compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulations of radio equipment. Actually, it is the UCRF to conduct such a check on compliance.
In particular, according to Lysenko, the UAVs need to be checked for consumer safety, electromagnetic compatibility and efficiency of radio frequencies.
It should be noted that the radio equipment of unmanned vehicles by the decision of the National Commission for State Regulation in the field of communications and information is subject to inclusion in the Register of Radioelectronic Distribution Networks and Radiation Devices that can be used in the territory of Ukraine in the public radio frequency bands.