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.

U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Feb 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM
Under a contract awarded last summer, Northrop Grumman will build a sense-and-avoid system engineering development model by December.
DJI industrial drone
Jan 27, 2016 - 10:24 AM
Lufthansa Aerial Services is eyeing drones to perform infrastructure monitoring and visual inspections of aircraft, runways and taxiways.
Global Hawk universal payload adaptor
Jan 15, 2016 - 10:09 AM
Northrop Grumman plans to test U-2 legacy and new sensors on the Global Hawk using a universal payload adaptor.
Jan 14, 2016 - 10:24 AM
Negotiations are underway for the Heron TP to replace the Heron 1 in a lease contract operated by Airbus D&S
Jan 8, 2016 - 1:01 PM
More research needed on midairs and how to prevent them.
Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:51 AM
The semiconductor manufacturer announced that it will acquire Ascending Technologies, a drone manufacturer based in Germany.
DARPA TERN unmanned aircraft concept
Dec 28, 2015 - 2:19 PM
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.
First flight of NATO AGS Global Hawk
Dec 21, 2015 - 9:40 AM
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman expects to deliver the first of five AGS aircraft to Italy's Sigonella Air Base next year.
RQ-4 Global Hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base
Dec 18, 2015 - 11:23 AM
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.
Dec 14, 2015 - 11:50 AM
New unmanned systems purchased after December 21 must be registered before first flight while existing owners have until February 19.