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.

Boeing’s Phantom Ray stealthy and autonomous UAV made its first flight at the...
May 16, 2011 - 6:36 AM
The Boeing Phantom Ray stealthy and autonomous UAV demonstrator made its first flight at Edwards AFB on April 27, and flew again in early May.
Honeywell's unmanned T-Hawk has flown several disaster-remediation missions a...
May 2, 2011 - 5:05 AM
Honeywell Aerospace said its unmanned T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle has flown several missions in support of disaster-remediation efforts at the damaged Fukushi
BAE's Mantis will be the platform for a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE...
Mar 18, 2011 - 10:45 AM
Speaking at Dassault’s annual press conference yesterday, CEO Charles Edelstenne clarified that BAE Systems would be the prime contractor for a joint mediu
The Middle East is included in the U.S. government’s broadened export targets...
Mar 4, 2011 - 9:45 AM
In a significant move, the U.S.
Feb 24, 2011 - 7:02 AM
Manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may no longer have an excuse not to equip their aircraft with transponders, which should make at least one
Jan 26, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Do UAVs threaten civil pilot careers? That’s the question that AIN posed to several attendees at a recent conference in Montreal, sponsored by industry tra
The Brazilian Air Force purchased an unspecified number of Hermes 450 UAVs fr...
Jan 21, 2011 - 6:31 AM
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) made two defense procurement decisions, but deferred the long-pending choice of a new combat aircraft.
Dec 28, 2010 - 7:09 AM
Like it or not, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a growing feature in skies around the world, and ­avionics scientists and engineers are busy designin
Nov 5, 2010 - 8:09 AM
France and the UK will jointly develop a new medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV that could enter service in 2015.
Elbit’s latest UAV is the Hermes 900, which made its first flight last Decemb...
Sep 17, 2010 - 9:39 AM
Israel’s Elbit Systems and French company Sagem Défense Sécurité agreed on September 15 to form a joint venture by early next year.