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.

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.
Oct 28, 2015 - 11:04 AM
Task force has until November 20 to recommend a registry framework.
PrecisionHawk Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety system
Oct 26, 2015 - 11:31 AM
The Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety system is being assessed by the FAA and NASA's Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management program.
CyPhy Works LVL1 drone
Oct 19, 2015 - 3:05 PM
The department has appointed a task force to develop a registration process by year-end for recreational users of small unmanned aircraft.
Thales Watchkeeper
Oct 15, 2015 - 4:05 PM
The Thales Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft flew for three and a half hours over Wales, including for one hour within non-segregated airspace.
Oct 8, 2015 - 11:19 AM
Agency issued a proposed framework earlier this year, though a final rule isn’t expected until next year.
General Atomics UAS training academy hangar
Oct 7, 2015 - 3:37 PM
General Atomics plans to open an unmanned aircraft training academy, joining Northrop Grumman as tenants of the Grand Sky Technology Park.
Oct 6, 2015 - 11:24 AM
The $1.9 million fine, which eclipsed the previous record of $19,000, was levied against Chicago-based aerial photographer SkyPan International.
NASA Ikhana with King Air intruder aircraft
Oct 2, 2015 - 7:51 PM
Standards organization RTCA publishes 'interim' standards for unmanned aircraft detect-and-avoid and command and control functions.