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.

Aurora Centaur optionally piloted aircraft
Jun 22, 2015 - 2:39 PM
The flights were the first involving a large fixed-wing aircraft at one of the FAA's six national UAS test sites, Aurora says.
Jun 18, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Dramatic rise in small drones for civilian use has also introduced a new threat to political and other public figures.
Drop ’n Drone
Jun 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM
Target applications for the ‘Drop n’ Drone’ are special military missions, and relief efforts.
Sagem Patroller
Jun 18, 2015 - 3:38 AM
The self-funded system is based on a motor-glider, and first flew in 2008
Jun 18, 2015 - 3:35 AM
French research project is concentrating on malicious flying of mini- and micro-UAVs against sensitive government, industry and military sites.
Jun 18, 2015 - 3:33 AM
Countries have not yet provided enough definition to allow the industrial team to proceed.
LHD Prototype
Jun 17, 2015 - 9:30 AM
Company already has its first order and a pre-series batch of the aircraft is under construction.
Elbit Skylark
Jun 16, 2015 - 10:20 PM
Elbit’s man-portable Skylark is one of the most popular mini-UASs on the market. The company has launched an improved version.
Textron booth
Jun 15, 2015 - 2:45 PM
Textron’s UAV range is being considered for a number of competitions, including France’s tactical UAS requirement.
Jun 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM
CAE and General Atomics developing the high-fidelity mission trainer specifically for Italian Air Force Predator A and MQ-9 Predator B.