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.

DARPA TERN unmanned aircraft concept
Dec 28, 2015 - 2:19 PM
The company will build and test a medium-sized unmanned aircraft that would be capable of operating from U.S. Navy destroyers and other vessels.
First flight of NATO AGS Global Hawk
Dec 21, 2015 - 9:40 AM
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman expects to deliver the first of five AGS aircraft to Italy's Sigonella Air Base next year.
RQ-4 Global Hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base
Dec 18, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Over the course of a week, the service announced steps to allow enlisted personnel to fly the RQ-4 Global Hawk and increase its Reaper fleet.
Dec 14, 2015 - 11:50 AM
New unmanned systems purchased after December 21 must be registered before first flight while existing owners have until February 19.
Taranis demonstrator taxiis
Dec 10, 2015 - 7:29 AM
The Taranis program has met all objectives, according to a senior BAE Systems manager.
BQM-167A subscale aerial target
Dec 9, 2015 - 1:13 PM
The UTAP-22 tactical unmanned aircraft performed collaborative operations with an AV-8B Harrier strike fighter, Kratos said.
Lockheed Martin unmanned aircraft systems
Dec 8, 2015 - 12:58 PM
Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned aircraft traffic management system with exception management logic to alert operators and controllers.
Insitu ScanEagle
Dec 3, 2015 - 4:52 PM
The ScanEagle joins the country's diverse but small fleet of foreign-supplied aircraft, which is increasingly being pressed into service.
SkyTracker monitor
Nov 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM
While one company has released a 'SkyTracker' system to protect airports from drones, MITRE Corporation will award cash for further solutions.
Nov 23, 2015 - 12:58 PM
Recommendations call for registry to apply to small UAS that weigh more than 250 grams and up to 55 pounds.