Industry Leading Counter-UAS Training for Security Professionals

Small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) threats are unique and new to many security professionals. So, we designed Basic UAS Threat Awareness (BUTA) to jump start frontline personnel, risk analysts, and management in UAS technology as well as defense and threat fundamentals. For those just beginning to address the UAS threat issue, BUTA serves as a foundation on which to begin risk mitigation activities. In lower risk situations, the only necessary measures may be training like this and more advanced courses offered by AISC. In higher risk situations, this course is meant to complement training from defensive equipment vendors and augment knowledge needed for sound counter-UAS plans, policies, and procedures.    

Unlike training from defensive equipment vendors or threat intelligence providers, our courses are taught from the perspective of an adversary. We use threat actor and technical intelligence as well as internal villain research & development and red teaming lessons learned to not only address current threats, but to look around the corner for the next threat. A threat which can come very fast considering the pace of UAS technology development and adoption.         

BUTA is available in a variety of formats to accommodate a large and diverse audience. It is available as an online, self-paced course as well as a live, instructor led two-day course conducted onsite or online. Onsite is the preferred format so students can get valuable, up close experience with UAS equipment. If your organization already has some UAS background, only Day 2 of the course can be delivered as a standalone course onsite or online. The format and pricing is also designed for many students so the training can be widely distributed.  


Live Option

Onsite or Online

Day 1

  • UAS overview
  • Aircraft
  • Ground control stations
  • Payloads
  • Datalinks
  • The UAS Ecosystem

Day 2

  • Threats from reckless users
  • Threats from malicious users
  • UAS defense
  • Adversary tradecraft
  • Flight demonstrations (onsite only, time, location and weather permitting)


  • Instructor led
  • Onsite or online
  • Class size: 5 to 20 students
  • Occasional public classes offered


  • Contact us for pricing
  • Flat fee for courses in the continental United States (up to 20 seats)
  • Government discounts available
  • Contact us for other options and courses delivered outside the continental U.S. 

Self-Paced Option

Designed to be Completed in 30 Days or Less

  • Same great material as the Live course
  • Tailored for the eLearning experience
  • Course materials are routinely updated to reflect changing threats
  • Bonus materials
  • Periodic live question & answer sessions (recorded and available on the course page)
  • Contact the instructor any time via email
  • Student progress can be tracked
  • Certificate of completion provided


  • Hosted on a dedicated, 3rd party eLearning website  
  • Every student has an individual account
  • Available 24/7, anywhere in the world
  • Available on desktop or mobile devices
  • English language (contact us for others)


  • Free trials available
  • Contact us for pricing
  • Approximately 50% more affordable than a live class
  • Credit card purchases possible through website
  • Bulk discounts available

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