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 semiconductor manufacturer announced that it will acquire Ascending Technologies, a drone manufacturer based in Germany.
The company will build and test a medium-sized unmanned aircraft that would be capable of operating from U.S. Navy destroyers and other vessels.
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman expects to deliver the first of five AGS aircraft to Italy's Sigonella Air Base next year.
Over the course of a week, the service announced steps to allow enlisted personnel to fly the RQ-4 Global Hawk and increase its Reaper fleet.
New unmanned systems purchased after December 21 must be registered before first flight while existing owners have until February 19.
The Taranis program has met all objectives, according to a senior BAE Systems manager.
The UTAP-22 tactical unmanned aircraft performed collaborative operations with an AV-8B Harrier strike fighter, Kratos said.
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.