The USRL infrastructure consists of a private paved runway with a hangar and dedicated overhead aerospace, a fully-equipped electromechanical laboratory dedicated to the development of UAVs and flight preparation, a mobile ground control station (GCS) for real-time control and monitoring of the unmanned flights and off-course the fleet of UAS.
The USRL airfield resides on the plateau between the villages of Orounda and Peristerona at a distance of 40Km from the capital Nicosia. The main runway is 200m long and 12m wide whereas the secondary runway is 90m long and 6m wide. The UAS exclusiveoverhead airspace, which has been granted by the Department of Civil Aviation under a permanent NOTAM status, has a diameter of 1Km and ceiling up to 2.5Km. Adjacent to the USRL permanent airspace, a 16 Km2 area with 2.5 Km ceiling can also be available upon custom request.The USRL airfield is strategically located close to the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory (CAO) of the Cyprus Institute which enables the direct comparison of the ground based and airborne atmospheric measurements.