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 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.
A second prototype of the unmanned P.180 Avanti derivative returned to flight test status after a first prototype crashed in May 2016.
The Naval Air Systems Command and Special Operations Command have awarded IDIQ contracts of $1.7 billion and $475 million, respectively.