RAF Regiment Personnel from RAF Northolt have taken part in a Counter-Uncrewed Aerial Systems Training Exercise at RAF Spadeadam.
The exercise saw The Queen’s Colour Squadron train in their field role, 63 Squadron RAF Regiment, on the ORCUS, Counter- Uncrewed Aerial Systems (C-UAS) at RAF Spadeadam. As a dual role Squadron, they pride themselves on the very highest of standards, both in the field, and in their ceremonial role.
The ORCUS system is already playing a key role in improving the RAF’s understanding of how it can employ technology in response to the threat posed by hostile drones, whilst improving the protection of air bases around the UK.
The RAF maintain the ORCUS system as an upgraded national standby capability, to be rapidly deployed anywhere in the country in support of emergency services in the event of a drone-based crisis. Due to the serious nature of the threat posed by rogue drones to the UK, the programme is considered of high importance to national security.