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.
An unidentified foreign nation has an interest in acquiring 90 jet-powered Predator C Avenger unmanned aircraft, according to General Atomics.
Military certification of the Protector variant of the MQ-9B unmanned aircraft is expected in 2021-2022, followed by civil certification.
The Predator-like Orion MALE UAV faces an uncertain future, as its maker struggles for funding.
The exercise beginning in September will evaluate small drones and swarming applications in an indoor test range.
Airmen at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico describe the Block 5 Reaper and new Block 30 ground control station.
The order, contained in an August 2 memorandum, suspends the use of products supplied by the leading manufacturer of small drones.
Former drone manufacturer 3DR announced that its Site Scan aerial data software will now work with DJI's drones.
Once approved by Parliament, the registration scheme would apply to owners of drones weighing 250 grams and above.
Major associations representing city and state governments have passed on joining a 'roles and responsibilities' task group.
The former EADS Cassidian business, later Airbus Defence, launched the Sagitta research project in 2010.