Drone Assessment and Response Tactics (DART) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Development (UASPD) Training Courses

October 4, 2022 - October 5, 2022

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HDIAC is proud to host these VIRTUAL classes at the Drone Assessment and Response Tactics (DART) & Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Development (UASPD) two-day training course. There is no cost for registering for this course.


This course provides first responders and emergency managers with the knowledge and tools necessary to detect, identify, track, assess, respond, and report UAS activity. Participants are presented with information on the current UAS terrorist and criminal threat, technology, and analog and electronic detection techniques. Participants are guided through demonstrations and exercises on the varying UAS types, their capabilities, and simulated threats involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize UAS uses and components.
  • Recognize the threat posed by the criminal and terrorist use of commercially available UAS technology.
  • Identify counter-UAS (CUAS) tactics available to emergency first responders.
  • Recognize regulations, laws, and policies pertaining to the use of UAS.
  • Discuss CUAS tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used throughout a case study.
  • Identify TTPs to detect UAS activity using visual, audio, or technological resources.
  • Distinguish between types of UAS, payloads, and legal/safe operations.
  • Recognize effective methods to track UAS activity and communicate to appropriate authorities.
  • Assess UAS activity and recommend response options and considerations.
  • Discuss response considerations to respond and deter unsafe, unauthorized, illegal, or terrorist UAS activity.
  • Understand evidence collection and reporting UAS activity to appropriate agencies.

Recommended Audience

  • State and local first responders
  • Law enforcement
  • Fire service
  • Security directors/managers


UASPD course is a 4-hour block addressing the development of a drone program that will help departments/agencies to establish a UAS/drone program that is in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration, state, and other federal requirements. Instructors have prior experience in establishing and running a drone program with their public safety/first responder organizations.

*The content of this training was not developed by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of DTIC or the U.S. Department of Defense. No endorsement, either express or implied, should be attributed to DTIC or the U.S. Department of Defense.


Registration is now closed.


Registration Details

Click the Register button below to go to the registration page. You must be a registered user of hdiac.org (or dsiac.org or csiac.org) to register for this course.

Common Access Card (CAC) is not required.

There is NO COST for this course!

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