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 MALE UAV has achieved full operating capability after local enhancements to communications and training systems.
The Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft applies to recreational drones weighing from a half a pound to 77 pounds.
Drones are being used as tools by large insurance companies, but should their operators join the flight department?
U.S. Forces Korea announced that the Army has started the process of permanently stationing MQ-1C Gray Eagles at Kunsan Air Base.
Members of the Robotic Skies drone service network will provide maintenance services to uAvionix customers.
The emerging technologies unit at Edwards Air Force Base is also considering using drones to calibrate antennas, inspect roofs and airfields.
Systems of Israeli origin are being supplanted by domestically-produced versions but not yet any UCAVs.
The UTC Aerospace multi-spectral, long-range imaging sensor joins the portfolio of sensor options the RQ-4B Global Hawk offers.
The company's new portal will help simplify insurance purchasing for the growing segment of commercial unmanned vehicle operators.
The Reaper and the Heron TP are competing to meet the Project AIR 7003 requirement.