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.

Jul 17, 2014 - 6:50 AM
The XP is fitted with GA-ASI’s Lynx multi-mode radar, high-definition electro-optical video and automatic identification system.
U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper
Jul 2, 2014 - 11:45 AM
The latest version of the system provides a four-fold increase in area coverage with a two-fold improvement in resolution compared to its predecessor.
Harfang UAV
Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM
Harfang UAS will fly with the French Air Force at least through 2017.
Jun 26, 2014 - 3:16 PM
Granted authorization last week by the FAA, Texas A&M flies its first UAV mission along the Gulf Coast.
U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout
Jun 18, 2014 - 10:19 AM
The multi-mode radar will increase situational awareness and threat warning in a high-traffic littoral environment, according to the company.
Jun 11, 2014 - 10:37 AM
The Hermes 900 will replace the modified IAI Ranger UAVs, which are reaching the end of their life cycle.
RQ-21A Blackjack
Jun 4, 2014 - 10:36 AM
The initial operational test and evaluation period is expected to be complete this year.
Jun 2, 2014 - 5:30 AM
UAS industry industry growing increasingly impatient with the FAA’s regulatory and policy containment of unmanned aircraft systems.
MQ-4C Triton
May 14, 2014 - 11:00 PM
Due-regard rader will make the Triton capable of detecting aircraft not equipped with a transponder or not using it to avoid detection.
MQ-8C Fire Scout
May 1, 2014 - 7:06 AM
Unit cost increases triggered “critical” breaches of the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, requiring that Congress be notified.