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Principles of Use of Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) - BPC

Note Input Responsibility: 
Note Usage: 

Mandatory for BPC LOAs that include military UASs.

Mandatory for Amendments that add military UASs.

It is the responsibility of the Implementing Agency to identify in the line description note that the UAS in question is a military UAS and controlled under the ITAR whether armed or unarmed.

Note Text : 

"In addition to the assurances provided in the 505 Agreement, which apply to this transfer, the recipient must provide written agreement to the following principles before transfer to the recipient country:

  1. not to modify U.S.-origin Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) with U.S.- or foreign-origin technologies without USG permission and to obtain prior USG consent for the integration and/or use of U.S.-origin technologies on non-U.S.-origin UASs;

  2. to use these systems in accordance with international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, as applicable;

  3. to use armed UASs in operations involving the use of force only when there is a lawful basis for use of force under international law, such as self-defense;

  4. not to use UASs to conduct unlawful surveillance or use unlawful force against its domestic population; and

  5. as appropriate, to provide UAS operators technical and doctrinal training on the use of these systems to reduce the risk of unintended injury or damage."