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 Army is considering what platform is best suited to conduct airborne electronic attack in the future.
“We discussed this from the outset, but agreed that a bilateral partnership was the most pragmatic way to get things done quickly and effectively.”
The U.S. and Israel pioneered UAV use and remain at the forefront today, while Europe is just starting to turn research in the actual products.
Countries such as China and Russia have started to develop UAV systems, though they are still a long way from catching the market leaders.
From the 10,230-pound Heron TP to the nine-pound vertical takeoff Ghost, IAI is one of the leaders in UAV development, technology and production.