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.

Package delivery is one of myriad uses for drones, but there are numerous legal implications for potential operators  to consider.
Nov 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Global Aerospace and Dentons collaborated on white paper that addresses drone insurance and legal issues.
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:05 PM
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the Indago quadrotor UAS equipped with an EO/IR payload over Dubai.
General Atomics Predator XP
Nov 9, 2015 - 10:35 AM
Unarmed UAV sale approved by U.S. congress.
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:45 AM
The eagle-eyed will have noticed a Welsh flag on the rear fuselage of Adcom Systems’ new Yabhon Flash-20 UAV.
3D printed UAV
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:35 AM
The additive manufacturing pioneer Stratasys “printed” a flyable UAV and added engine and electronics, to demonstrate what could be done.
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:00 AM
Technology demonstrator is showing that flying a helicopter without a pilot could be feasible for some missions.
Tekever AR5
Nov 5, 2015 - 1:19 PM
Tekever’s AR5 Evolution will aid SAR and pollution monitoring during the two-year Project Rapsody.
Rustom-2 UAV on ramp
Nov 5, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Long-winged design named Rustom will carry various ISR payloads
Parrot Bebop drone
Oct 29, 2015 - 4:28 PM
Supplemented by several federal agencies, the group is tasked with developing recommendations for the drone registry in three weeks.
JLENS aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Oct 28, 2015 - 8:35 PM
The runaway airship was one of two aerostats comprising the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor system.