China has released two international standards on civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), according to country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
A notice published on the ministry’s website today states that the two standards, named ISO4358:2023 and ISO24352:2023, result from more than two years of global efforts led by China.
They concern tests of civilian multirotor drones and technical requirements for the electric power system of lightweight smaller drones.
To date, China has led the world in setting and publishing four global standards on drones, with another nine currently being compiled.
Of the two new standards, the one on multicopter sets out a series of testing methods catering to the design, manufacturing, examination and certification of multicopters.
The other standard specifies the technique requirements and testing methods for small-sized electricity-powered drone’s battery system.
This can provide reference for the design, production and test of these gadgets.
According to the ministry, work on these two standards began in September 2020, when a specialized drone technology committee became involved in formulating them.
The birth of these standards has huge significance for China’s promotion and regulation of the drone industry, as they chart out a clear path for civilian drone suppliers to grow in a healthy and orderly manner, says the notice.