According to the Aeronet Association, the double burden of licensing and certification for drones will cease to be a significant barrier to market development.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to eliminate the need for licensing the development, production, testing and repair of drones, the maximum take-off weight of which does not exceed 30 kg. The draft government decree prepared by the department was published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.
As noted in the message of the Aeronet association, which unites manufacturers of uncrewed aerial vehicles, in early 2019, the association prepared and sent to the Ministry of Industry and Trade its proposals on the exemption from licensing for developers and manufacturers of civil unmanned aerial systems. Judging by the announced draft regulatory acts, the proposals were taken into account by the developer, and the justifications provided by the Association were recognized as fair.
The draft government decree is currently undergoing public discussions. The planned date for its entry into force is March 2020.
The roadmap provides changes in terms of licensing, development, manufacture, testing and repair of unmanned aerial systems for improving legislation and removing administrative barriers in the Aeronet area of the National Technology Initiative.