UK To Launch Drone Register

LONDON—Owners of unmanned aerial systems weighing over 250 grams (0.6 lb.) will have to register their systems and undertake a safety-awareness test, the UK government has announced.

The move, which the Department For Transport (DFT) says will improve accountability and encourage owners to act responsibly, comes following a wide-range consultation about the increasing use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, across the UK for leisure, as well for as business and …

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