UAS Challenge Eligibility Overview

Man flying a micro drone.

The following is an overview of the terms and conditions associated with the MITRE Countering UAS challenge. Complete details are covered in the Participation Agreement and other Challenge-related documentation.  The following comments are provided merely as an overview, not a representation of all terms and conditions.


The Challenge is open to persons over age eighteen (18) and all companies and organizations with the exception of entities on the US Department of Commerce restricted lists or entities otherwise sanctioned by the US government. The challenge is not open to any member of the MITRE Corporation. Note that all members of a Participant team must satisfy the eligibility requirements, and that participation by non-US entities, while welcome, may be subject to additional requirements or restrictions imposed by MITRE, host facilities, or the U.S. Government. Participants agree to comply with all U.S. federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Individuals entering on behalf of or representing a company, institution, or other legal entity are responsible for confirming that their entry and participation does not violate any policies of their company, institution, or legal entity.

Prize Eligibility

All entries that proceed to Phase 2 are eligible for prize winnings with the exception that any Government entity’s (whether foreign or domestic) eligibility will be decided upon a case-by-case basis and is further subject to their organization’s rules with respect to such prize winnings.


Participants agree to assume any and all risks and to release, indemnify, and hold harmless MITRE, the U.S. Government, and each of the U.S. Government subject matter experts, from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, and any liability of any kind (including attorneys’ fees) resulting from or arising out of participation in, association with, or submission to the Challenge (including any claims alleging that Participant’s entry infringes, misappropriates, or violates any third party’s intellectual property rights).

Intellectual Property

MITRE makes no claim to ownership of any entry or any Participant’s intellectual property or any third-party intellectual property contained in any submission.  Participant does not grant any rights in any intellectual property related to Participant’s entry other than as set forth in the participation agreement.  Intellectual property rights associated with to be selected Phase 2 participants will be discussed and negotiated with selected Participants.