In a landmark move, the European Union has officially recognized the COURAGEOUS project as a pillar of its strategy to protect against hostile unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This visionary initiative, with the active participation of the Military University of Technology, is set to revolutionize the landscape of anti-drone technology.
The European Union’s decision underscores the key role that the COURAGEOUS project plays in protecting the continent from potential threats to its security posed by illegal UAVs[1].

At the head of this pioneering project is the Military University of Technology, a prestigious institution known for its commitment to cutting-edge research and innovation. Cooperation between the European Union and the Military University of Technology marks a joint effort to address the emerging challenges posed by the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems in various sectors, including defense, public safety and critical infrastructure protection[2].

Invaluable to the successful implementation of the COURAGEOUS project is the expertise of researchers at the Institute of Optoelectronics of the Military University of Technology. These researchers are at the forefront of developing and implementing advanced technologies for detecting, tracking and neutralizing uncooperative unmanned aircraft systems. The innovative approach of the Institute’s research staff offers hope of setting new standards in drone warfare technology, offering unparalleled protection against potential threats.

Leveraging their deep knowledge of optoelectronics principles, researchers at the Institute of Optoelectronics are working on a comprehensive framework for selecting best-in-class solutions that take into account factors such as detection range, accuracy, response time and adaptability to different environments, ensuring that the anti-drone technologies recommended by the COURAGEOUS project are compatible with the specific needs of the European Union[3].

The European Union’s recognition of the COURAGEOUS project as the cornerstone of its policy to protect against hostile drones indicates the EU’s continued position at the vanguard of technological progress. As unmanned aircraft systems evolve, so do countermeasures to mitigate potential threats. The European Union’s cooperation with the Military University of Technology symbolizes a shared commitment to fostering innovation and strengthening the continent’s security infrastructure.

In conclusion, the COURAGEOUS project, which is organized and coordinated by the Military University of Technology, represents a significant step toward ensuring the safety and security of European airspace. Recognition by the European Union is a testament to the importance of this initiative in the broader context of defense against hostile unmanned aircraft systems. As the Optoelectronics Institute reveals its insights into the optimal selection of anti-drone technology, the impact of the COURAGEOUS project will resonate not only within the European Union, but also globally, setting the standard for future progress in this area of protecting unmanned aircraft systems.


Tekst powstał w ramach realizacji zadania publicznego zleconego w ramach Rządowego Programu Rozwoju Organizacji Obywatelskich na lata 2018–2030 r. „Bezpieczna Polska jutra – rozwój działań misyjnych Alioth Foundation”.



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[2] WAT: we protect the EU from unfriendly drones – online, [accessed 19.12.2023r]

[3] Ibidem.