NavCert and the EGNSS Centre of Excellence CoE announce a cooperation on the assessment of UAS

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Drones (unmanned aircraft systems or UAS) are becoming a common sight in today’s society. As their role increases from photographic and recreational use to more critical, truly unmanned applications, it is vital that the safety of UAS is assured. Whereas most drone applications do not yet require certification, this is expected to change in the near future.

NavCert and the EGNSS Centre of Excellence CoE (Noordwijk, the Netherlands) are happy to announce a cooperation on the assessment of UAS according to the delegated regulation EU 2019/945. The goal is to provide manufacturers and service providers with a solution for testing and certification of their equipment.

The EGNSS Centre of Excellence is a cooperation between NLR, CGI and S[&]T. Together the companies provide a one-stop shop for GNSS-related issues and services. The focus of the CoE is on the mobility sector and safety critical GNSS applications.

Sounds interesting? Come visit the Royal NLR stand at Amsterdam Drone Week, where they will show results of the first indoor test with a spoofed drone.

Statement CoE:
“The GNSS CoE welcomes the cooperation with NavCert, as it provides an important missing piece of the puzzle for certification of GNSS applications. With their knowledge and experience on certification, NavCert will complement the CoE’s test facilities into a full test and qualification service.”, says Hein Zelle, GNSS R&D engineer at NLR.

Statement NavCert:
"It is a pleasure for NavCert GmbH to strengthen the Center of Excellence in the Netherlands with NavCert's unique in depth GNSS expertise as laboratory. NavCert's accreditation as a DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 laboratory in the scope of GNSS does ensure flexible CoE service offerings based on up-to-date standards, which from CoE customer's liability perspective for sure is a real USP", says Marcel Visser, Managing Director, NavCert GmbH."


  • Royal NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre
    NLR operates as an objective and independent research centre, working with its partners to achieve sustainable, safe, efficient and effective aerospace operations.
  • Within the CoE NLR provides testing facilities and performance testing for GNSS equipment and applications. For more information see here.
  • NavCert
    NavCert GmbH successfully performs independent assessment and voluntary certification in the context of GNSS systems and solutions since 2006, strengthened in 2012 by the accreditation by a national accreditation body as an ISO 17025 laboratory.
    For further information about NavCert see here.
  • S[&]T
    S[&]T provides solutions for safe operation using GNSS data. Their solutions can be found both in the European GNSS infrastructure and applications as well as solutions for jamming and spoofing detection and mitigation. For further information about S[&]T see here.
  • CGI
    Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI delivers end-to-end capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. Also CGI is active in the aerospace sector for 45 years and has been involved with Galileo since 2003, first with upstream and since 2014 CGI is developing downstream applications based on Galileo and especially PRS. CGI has broad access to (critical) infrastructure markets, from IT and security perspective. With her GNSS knowledge, experience with risk assessments and access to various markets CGI will lead this activity. For further information about CGI see here.