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.
Several nations including the UK now operate reapers, but the company is looking further afield for new customers.
U.S. company is offering a suite of UAVs with common ground control
In January, Sky-Futures conducted the first legal inspection by drone of a drill ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
What standards will passenger-carrying drones have to meet?
Under a contract awarded last summer, Northrop Grumman will build a sense-and-avoid system engineering development model by December.
Lufthansa Aerial Services is eyeing drones to perform infrastructure monitoring and visual inspections of aircraft, runways and taxiways.
Northrop Grumman plans to test U-2 legacy and new sensors on the Global Hawk using a universal payload adaptor.
Negotiations are underway for the Heron TP to replace the Heron 1 in a lease contract operated by Airbus D&S
More research needed on midairs and how to prevent them.
The semiconductor manufacturer announced that it will acquire Ascending Technologies, a drone manufacturer based in Germany.