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 additive manufacturing pioneer Stratasys “printed” a flyable UAV and added engine and electronics, to demonstrate what could be done.
Technology demonstrator is showing that flying a helicopter without a pilot could be feasible for some missions.
Tekever’s AR5 Evolution will aid SAR and pollution monitoring during the two-year Project Rapsody.
Long-winged design named Rustom will carry various ISR payloads
Supplemented by several federal agencies, the group is tasked with developing recommendations for the drone registry in three weeks.
The runaway airship was one of two aerostats comprising the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor system.
Task force has until November 20 to recommend a registry framework.
The Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety system is being assessed by the FAA and NASA's Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management program.
The department has appointed a task force to develop a registration process by year-end for recreational users of small unmanned aircraft.
The Thales Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft flew for three and a half hours over Wales, including for one hour within non-segregated airspace.