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.

CyPhy Works PARC hexacopter in UPS livery
Sep 23, 2016 - 11:02 AM
The delivery giant and CyPhy Works flew an asthma inhaler from Beverly, Mass., to a children's camp on an island using a hexacopter.
Bell V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor
Sep 22, 2016 - 3:35 PM
The new drone design leverages work Bell has done on the V-280 tiltrotor it is developing for the U.S. Army's joint multi-role demonstration.
General Atomics reusable concept SUAS vehicle
Sep 20, 2016 - 3:52 PM
The capability to operate in contested environments, autonomy and networking will be key future capabilities, experts say.
Sep 16, 2016 - 4:48 PM
The second annual Drone World Expo show will be held in San Jose, California, from November 15-16.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich
Sep 16, 2016 - 3:26 PM
The committee of senior-level executives that will advise the FAA in further introducing drones held its inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C.
Sep 14, 2016 - 3:15 PM
The research and development organization invited companies to demonstrate systems that detect and stop small drones weight under five pounds.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich
Aug 31, 2016 - 9:44 PM
Chaired by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, the advisory panel includes senior business, association, academic and municipal leaders.
RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system
Aug 31, 2016 - 11:44 AM
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command plans to deliver one RQ-21A Blackjack system consisting of five aircraft to the Canadian Army next year.
U.S. Army multi-rotor drone
Aug 30, 2016 - 2:59 PM
The service has flown the small multi-rotor drone during training exercises at the National Training Center at For Irwin, Calif.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
Aug 29, 2016 - 3:50 PM
Most of the waivers granted to the Part 107 operating conditions involve night-time flights, said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.