The present document specifies the security features in support of the architecture enhancements for supporting Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) connectivity, identification, tracking and pairing authorization defined in TS 23.256
, according to the use cases and service requirements defined in TS 22.125
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: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
: "Security architecture and procedures for 5G system".
: "Support of Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) connectivity, identification and tracking; Stage 2".
: "5G System (5GS) Location Services (LCS); Stage 2".
: "Procedures for the 5G System (5GS)".
: "Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) support in 3GPP".
For the purposes of the present document, the terms given in TR 21.905
and the following apply. A term defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same term, if any, in TR 21.905
3GPP UAV ID:
CAA (Civil Aviation Administration)-Level UAV Identity:
Command and Control (C2) Communication:
UAS Service Supplier (USS):
UAS Traffic Management (UTM):
Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS):
For the purposes of the present document, the abbreviations given in TR 21.905
and the following apply. An abbreviation defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same abbreviation, if any, in TR 21.905
Uncrewed Aerial System
Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle
UAS Service Supplier
UAS Traffic Management
describes the architecture enhancements for supporting Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS).TS 23.256
contains the reference architecture and message flows to support this new functionality for UAVs. The present document describes the security of these new features including:
Authentication and authorization of a Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with the UAS Service Supplier (USS) during 5GS registration;
Authentication and authorization of a PDU session establishment and PDN connection establishment with the USS;
Support re-authentication, re-authorisation and revocation of the above;
Support for USS authorization of pairing of UAVs and UAV-Cs; and
Support for authorisation of providing location information and providing network based location to mitigate against UAVs reporting false location data.