Unmanned Aerial Systems Theft and Fraud

        Unmanned Aerial Systems


A couple of benefits of UAS—their portability and advanced technology—can also prove to be great liabilities. Small UAS make easy and attractive targets to thieves, and the industry hasn’t developed many internal safeguards against stolen drones. Unlike the traditional aircraft industry, which has a tracking system and serial numbers for aircraft parts, the UAS industry hasn’t adopted either a tagging or tracking system. In other words, there’s almost no chance of recovering a stolen UAS.

While the military and hobbyists have been using unmanned aerial systems (UAS), better known as drones, for some time, businesses are just starting to adapt the technology for their own uses. UAS are creating new opportunities—and new risks—for businesses to evaluate, and regulators and insurance carriers are scrambling to keep pace.