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.

Jul 27, 2015 - 4:22 PM
Williams was appointed to lead the FAA's newly created UAS Integration office in March 2012.
Lockheed Martin Indago quadcopter
Jul 26, 2015 - 5:24 PM
Real estate and other aerial photography applications of drones lead the first several hundred exemptions awarded by the FAA.
Brendan Schulman
Jul 15, 2015 - 12:45 PM
Known for challenging the FAA's first enforcement action against a drone operator, Schulman joins other experts hired by the drone industry.
3D Robotics Solo quadcopter
Jul 13, 2015 - 3:05 PM
The NTIA will convene interested parties to develop best practices for drone 'privacy, accountability and transparency.'
Jul 12, 2015 - 6:19 AM
The agency seeks to clarify the current guidance.
Matternet One quadcopter
Jul 8, 2015 - 11:43 AM
Swiss Post and air cargo carrier Swiss WorldCargo will evaluate using the Matternet One quadcopter for delivering parcels.
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron
Jul 8, 2015 - 10:19 AM
The companies said they conducted risk reduction flight tests in Israel of a Heron UAV equipped with a Thales-Elisra data link system.
Delair-Tech DT18 drone
Jul 7, 2015 - 1:57 PM
GRTgaz selected aerial data collection firm Air Marine to operate monthly drone flights over gas pipeline in southwestern France.
CybAero APID One
Jul 1, 2015 - 2:41 PM
CybAero signed an agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China to deliver 70 APID One remotely piloted helicopter systems.
Royal Australian Air Force Heron unmanned aircraft
Jun 24, 2015 - 12:47 PM
The Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.