The UAV Challenge organisers are very grateful for the support of the Queensland Government. The Queensland Government’s Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation and Defence Industries Queensland, within the Department of State Development, support Queensland-based innovation. The government is helping Queensland maintain its position as a major hub for aviation and aerospace activity, including unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Recognising the importance of UAS development for both military and commercial use, the Queensland Government has played a prominent role in developing UAS research in Australia. It has done so through its support of the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation, the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (formerly the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Australia), the Smart Skies initiative and Project ResQu.
The Queensland Government has also proudly supported the UAV Challenge since its inception.