Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
News and issues relating to civil and military unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) of all kinds and sizes, including those used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), combat (unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs), law enforcement, research and other applications. Of particular focus is the FAA's planned integration of UAS into the U.S. national airspace system.
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command released a request for information on sense-and-avoid radar solutions for the MQ-4C Triton on November 3.
The Royal Australian Air Force will continue using the IAI Heron to train until it receives the MQ-4C Triton.
Insitu unveiled the ScanEagle 2 with a new engine and payload options at the Euronaval 2014 conference in Paris.
international monitoring body says the UAVs will complement observers on the ground
Boeing’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on October 17, completing its third and longest test mission.
The program is expected to be worth €200 to €250 million (up to $310 million), for the acquisition of 8-10 systems, with three UAVs per system.
The number of applicants seeking to operate unmanned aircraft by exemption is increasing.
Officers are now developing procedures for simultaneous operation of three and four UAS.
The electric airplane flew up to 3,300 feet above sea level.