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.

AeroVironment Tether Eye drone
May 23, 2016 - 9:18 AM
The Pentagon is evaluating the 'Tether Eye' tethered drone to combat terrorism. The Navy will equip submarines with tube-launched 'Blackwing.'
RTI Forensics, a forensics investigation firm audited by Wyvern, uses the DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter in its operations.
May 22, 2016 - 3:01 PM
The aviation risk management and safety auditing firm provides accreditation standards to burgeoning new unmanned segment.
May 17, 2016 - 12:27 PM
One study shows the unmanned aircraft can be a distraction for ag operators.
May 17, 2016 - 12:02 PM
A system now under development could help protect rotorcraft operators from rogue drones.
May 17, 2016 - 11:31 AM
Spectral Sky is adapting the Lancair Evolution kitbuilt composite airplane to manned and unmanned UAS operations.
May 17, 2016 - 9:42 AM
Resource from NBAA provides background information on small unmanned aerial systsmes and a checklist for vetting sUAS service providers.
May 10, 2016 - 11:44 AM
USI is the official UAS training provider for Global Aerospace under its SM4 Safety Initiative.
Insitu Flying Launch and Recovery System
May 5, 2016 - 12:55 AM
The Air Force will release a strategic plan for using smaller unmanned aircraft systems than it has traditionally operated.
Gur Kimchi of Amazon Prime Air
May 3, 2016 - 2:08 PM
Amazon Prime Air's ambition is to deliver packages by small drones in an airspace system with multiple, overlapping controllers.
DJI Inspire 1
May 3, 2016 - 9:00 AM
The low-altitude system NASA is developing through the UAS traffic management project will inform any airspace restructuring, the FAA says.