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The UAS Control Segment (UCS) Architecture is a framework representing the software-intensive capabilities of current and emerging UAS programs in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force inventories. The goal is to develop an architecture, based upon Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles, that will be adopted by each of the Services as a common basis for acquiring, integrating, and extending the capabilities of the control systems for UAS. You can find more information in the Objectives section.

Check out the Technical Information section for an overview of the UCS Architecture structure and technologies used.

The UCS Architecture was developed by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (OUSD) through the work of the UCS Working Group. The UCS Working Group effort culminated in March 2015 with the Version 3.4 release of the UCS Architecture. Version 3.4 was approved for Distribution A unrestricted public release under DOD authorization 15-S-1859 on 23 July 2015. The standard then transitioned to the SAE AS-4 Unmanned Systems UCS Architecture Technical Committee as the AS6512 Standard.

For the current status of the SAE UCS Architecture Standard or to participate, visit the public page for the SAE AS-4 UCS Technical Committee.


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