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 agency is considering legal or legislative options after a federal appellate court said its registry for drone hobbyists is unlawful.
The Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems III program has a potential value of $475 million.
Swiss/Swedish joint venture UMS Skeldar is to supply its V-200 UAV for operations on behalf of the European Maritime Safety Agency.
Elbit will also feature a new wide-area persistent surveillance system at this year's Paris Air Show.
Spain’s Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies and the University of Seville lead project under European Robotics Challenges effort.
Raytheon envisions the Coyote serving ISR, strike, swarming applications.
The Chengdu/AVIC Wing Loong II is making its international show debut in Paris. Its appearance highlights global export success for Chinese UAVs.
Airforces involved in the non-NATO airstrike campaign against ISIS are seeing success but tension is high with Russian/Syrian forces.
The relationship is highlighted by recent operations over Syria.
The avionics manufacturer has joined General Atomics and Northrop Grumman to test ACAS Xu software