As of September 1st, 2016, the policy lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (L-RPAS) is declared effective by the HDBV (hoofddirectie Bedrijfsvoering). This HDBV designation makes it possible for unit commanders to acquire an RPAS from their own budget, and use it according to the rules established in the HDBV designation.

To contribute to the awareness of this new policy and to optimally utilize the usage of lightweight UAVs, the section UAS of the DMO, airspace, organized a business day on the Lkol Tonnet Base at ‘t harde military base.
During this day on October the 11th, fourteen of the mainly Dutch based, producing and reselling businesses attended to present themselves to a broad audience of Defense, including Aerobotica.
It was a successful day with suggestions for future applications and new collaborations.