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.

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.
General Atomics Sea Avenger
Apr 23, 2014 - 9:01 PM
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Atomics received the draft proposal document.
MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft
Apr 8, 2014 - 2:00 PM
The U.S. Navy is taking a “layered approach” to meeting the see-and-avoid requirement until it finds a technology solution.
Elbit Hermes 900
Mar 26, 2014 - 10:19 AM
The service will operate the aircraft in tandem with smaller Hermes 450s it already uses.
MQ-9 Reaper fitted with dual-mode Brimstone missiles
Mar 25, 2014 - 4:19 PM
The U.S. Air Force should consider buying the British-made Brimstone for its Reapers, said a British official.