A RUAS trained drone pilot using a drone radio transmitter during military training.

Military and Defence Drone Services
Working with confidence for secure operations and insight.


Thanks to a proud and varied background shared by many of our pilots and instructors, RUAS has always maintained its professional relationship with the armed services and military in a number of capacities.

Approaching each operation with the same constructive and effective approach as any other, RUAS has been able to bring something unique to each operation, even from within a commercial capacity.

Thanks to the expertise of our pilots and instructors, we can fly, operate and instruct through a diverse range of unmanned aircraft that not only successfully achieve the desired outcome but can meet any number of security issues and concerns that is to be expected.

Environments and places we have worked:

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Military Training School

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RAF Lyneham


Explore our military and defence drone services


A shot taken by a drone during a thermal inspection.

Thermal Inspections

Elevating inspections and surveys by capturing a fresh perspective

Engineering Surveys

Capture accurate data with effective modern methods to help bring out the best in your project

A close-up shot of a drone used for confined spaces.

Confined Space

Confined space areas are often considered to be the most dangerous for those involved for a great many reasons, such as exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials, or limited areas to work in safely.

An aerial drone shot of a bridge being built over a river, with the city in the landscape. This was taken during a RUAS building survey.

Building Surveys

Save costs on both time and labour by applying our expertise to your needs

A RUAS trained drone pilot, in a power plant using a radio controlled transmitter to fly the drone. The drone will produce an orthomasics model of the power plant.


High-quality interactive data that brings your assets into the digital age

An airborne drone at a national trust park, producing photogrammetry images.


Create accurate point cloud for photogrammetry projects and assets safely in rapid time

An aerial drone shot of Birmingham City's rooftops.

Roof & Building

With aerial technology and drones so accessible today, roof and building inspection has never been easier and more efficient.

A drone in a field, preparing to take off and produce a topographical survey.

Topographical Surveys

With trusted methods and technology to capture and process the data that’s important to you quickly and effectively

Two RUAS trained pilots walking under a large bridge with an airborne drone performing visual inspections.

Visual Inspections

Take advantage of our quality aircraft and advanced permissions to capture imagery for visual inspections in any environment

An airborne drone capturing aerial footage.


Dynamic aerial footage that captures the perfect moment of your project

An aerial shot of a drone inspecting the roofing of a warehouse, during an oil and gas inspection on a construction site, run by a RUAS trained drone pilot.

We’ve helped these Military and Defence agencies

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