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.
Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned aircraft traffic management system with exception management logic to alert operators and controllers.
The ScanEagle joins the country's diverse but small fleet of foreign-supplied aircraft, which is increasingly being pressed into service.
While one company has released a 'SkyTracker' system to protect airports from drones, MITRE Corporation will award cash for further solutions.
Recommendations call for registry to apply to small UAS that weigh more than 250 grams and up to 55 pounds.
Garmin said Northrop Grumman has selected its GSX 70 weather radar to equip U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawks.
UAS manufacturer Sensurion selects Robotic Skies as its global field service provider.
Verified users will be able to unlock the Geospatial Environment Online system as needed in some locations, DJI said.
The space agency and the FAA are discussing a joint approach to managing the entry of small drones into the airspace system.
Global Aerospace and Dentons collaborated on white paper that addresses drone insurance and legal issues.
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the Indago quadrotor UAS equipped with an EO/IR payload over Dubai.