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.
Swiss Post and air cargo carrier Swiss WorldCargo will evaluate using the Matternet One quadcopter for delivering parcels.
The companies said they conducted risk reduction flight tests in Israel of a Heron UAV equipped with a Thales-Elisra data link system.
GRTgaz selected aerial data collection firm Air Marine to operate monthly drone flights over gas pipeline in southwestern France.
CybAero signed an agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China to deliver 70 APID One remotely piloted helicopter systems.
The Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.
The flights were the first involving a large fixed-wing aircraft at one of the FAA's six national UAS test sites, Aurora says.
Dramatic rise in small drones for civilian use has also introduced a new threat to political and other public figures.
Target applications for the ‘Drop n’ Drone’ are special military missions, and relief efforts.
The self-funded system is based on a motor-glider, and first flew in 2008