Out of the 32 participating teams the NUST team won the title of Grand champions at the IMechE UAS Challenge 2019, held at Snowdonia Aerospace Centre at Llanbedr Airfield, Northwest Wales, UK from June 16 to 18, 2019. The UAS Challenge is a competition run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for university teams. Students undertake a full design-and-build cycle of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with specific mission objectives.
Two teams from Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) Karachi, which is one of the 19 constituent institutions of NUST, participated in the competition. Team NUST air works Alpha in Fixed Wing category and Team NUST Air Works Beta in Rotary Wing category.
The total awards won by the 2 teams are “Safety & Airworthiness Award” (sponsored by Frazer-Nash Consultancy) – Team NUST Air Works Beta for developing the best combination of well-articulated safety case; “Business Proposition Award” (sponsored by Welsh Government) – Team NUST Air Works Alpha for the most prominent business and marketing case; “Scrutineers Award” –Team NUST Air Works Beta for the best presented UAS that is fully compliant with the competition rules; and “Media & Engagement” Award – jointly won by both the teams.