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.

Orion UAV in flight
Aug 15, 2017 - 7:23 AM
The Predator-like Orion MALE UAV faces an uncertain future, as its maker struggles for funding.
Aug 15, 2017 - 1:37 AM
The exercise beginning in September will evaluate small drones and swarming applications in an indoor test range.
MQ-9 Reaper Block 30 ground control station
Aug 12, 2017 - 10:21 PM
Airmen at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico describe the Block 5 Reaper and new Block 30 ground control station.
DJI Phantom 4
Aug 4, 2017 - 12:04 PM
The order, contained in an August 2 memorandum, suspends the use of products supplied by the leading manufacturer of small drones.
3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson
Aug 3, 2017 - 4:51 PM
Former drone manufacturer 3DR announced that its Site Scan aerial data software will now work with DJI's drones.
DJI Phantom quadcopter
Jul 24, 2017 - 3:43 PM
Once approved by Parliament, the registration scheme would apply to owners of drones weighing 250 grams and above.
CNN Aerial Imagery DJI Inspire
Jul 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM
Major associations representing city and state governments have passed on joining a 'roles and responsibilities' task group.
Sagitta flying wing
Jul 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM
The former EADS Cassidian business, later Airbus Defence, launched the Sagitta research project in 2010.
Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead
Jul 7, 2017 - 11:09 AM
A second prototype of the unmanned P.180 Avanti derivative returned to flight test status after a first prototype crashed in May 2016.
Aerosonde HQ
Jul 5, 2017 - 2:51 PM
The Naval Air Systems Command and Special Operations Command have awarded IDIQ contracts of $1.7 billion and $475 million, respectively.