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.

Rmax on display
Jun 13, 2015 - 8:07 AM
Upstart and legacy manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems exhibit side by side at AUVSI conference.
Predator-C over desert
Jun 13, 2015 - 7:40 AM
There are many improvements to the Reaper UAS that are being considered, while the Predator-C continues as a classified program.
IAI Heron
Jun 13, 2015 - 7:00 AM
European industrials and operators can learn from Israeli experience with UAVs.
Sagem Patroller in flight
Jun 11, 2015 - 8:10 AM
French studies are investigating how remotely piloted aircraft can be integrated into the air traffic management system.
First NATO AGS Global Hawk
Jun 5, 2015 - 3:52 PM
The treaty organization expects to begin operating the NATO-1 Global Hawk from Sigonella Air Base, Italy, in 2017.
May 20, 2015 - 11:45 AM
The aviation industry is having a hard time devising rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems.
Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system
May 18, 2015 - 3:03 PM
The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye shows the potential of a 'stratospheric, persistent directed energy platform,' says Phantom Works chief.
Parrot Bebop
May 14, 2015 - 11:58 PM
How high is the risk of a tiny drone flying in Washington, D.C. airspace?
AeroVironment Switchblade
May 8, 2015 - 9:41 AM
The supplier of small unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. military is developing new variants of its Switchblade expendable flying missile.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
May 6, 2015 - 4:58 PM
The FAA, cable network CNN, BNSF Railway and PrecisionHawk will investigate beyond line-of-sight and other drone operations.