Drone Racers from the Australian Army Drone Racing Team competed in the Drone Racing National Championships at Phillip Oval, Canberra, over a three-day event from 18 to 20 November 2019.
The national event is in its fourth year and is continually growing in popularity and attendance by both competitors and spectators. Nearly one hundred drone racers from Australia and New Zealand battled it out for the title of Australian National Champion as well as various freestyle and team events.
In addition to the competition, the Army Drone Racing Team participated in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School Day Out for local Canberra students to see and experience the fun and excitement of drone racing, virtual reality and unmanned aerial technologies.
Drone racing is an authorized and encouraged adaptive sport in the Australian Army.
The Army Drone Racing Team continues to be involved in activities both within and outside of Defence to promote and encourage involvement in the sport.
Australian Department of Defence
October 24, 2019