The UAV Challenge organisers are delighted to announce that Insitu Pacific and Boeing Research & Technology-Australia (BR&T-Australia) are Gold Sponsors of the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenge events. Boeing and Insitu Pacific were foundation partners and later sponsors of the UAV Challenge series of event. They have provided considerable technical input into the UAV Challenge over the years and run STEM activities for the high-school students during the competition days. Insitu Pacific also sponsor the Airmanship Awards at the UAV Challenge. We are extremely grateful for their continued support.