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 Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.
The flights were the first involving a large fixed-wing aircraft at one of the FAA's six national UAS test sites, Aurora says.
Dramatic rise in small drones for civilian use has also introduced a new threat to political and other public figures.
Target applications for the ‘Drop n’ Drone’ are special military missions, and relief efforts.
The self-funded system is based on a motor-glider, and first flew in 2008
French research project is concentrating on malicious flying of mini- and micro-UAVs against sensitive government, industry and military sites.
Countries have not yet provided enough definition to allow the industrial team to proceed.
Company already has its first order and a pre-series batch of the aircraft is under construction.
Elbit’s man-portable Skylark is one of the most popular mini-UASs on the market. The company has launched an improved version.
Textron’s UAV range is being considered for a number of competitions, including France’s tactical UAS requirement.