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.

BQM-167A subscale aerial target
Dec 9, 2015 - 1:13 PM
The UTAP-22 tactical unmanned aircraft performed collaborative operations with an AV-8B Harrier strike fighter, Kratos said.
Lockheed Martin unmanned aircraft systems
Dec 8, 2015 - 12:58 PM
Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned aircraft traffic management system with exception management logic to alert operators and controllers.
Insitu ScanEagle
Dec 3, 2015 - 4:52 PM
The ScanEagle joins the country's diverse but small fleet of foreign-supplied aircraft, which is increasingly being pressed into service.
SkyTracker monitor
Nov 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM
While one company has released a 'SkyTracker' system to protect airports from drones, MITRE Corporation will award cash for further solutions.
Nov 23, 2015 - 12:58 PM
Recommendations call for registry to apply to small UAS that weigh more than 250 grams and up to 55 pounds.
Garmin GSX 70 weather radar
Nov 23, 2015 - 8:36 AM
Garmin said Northrop Grumman has selected its GSX 70 weather radar to equip U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawks.
Nov 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM
UAS manufacturer Sensurion selects Robotic Skies as its global field service provider.
DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter
Nov 17, 2015 - 8:48 PM
Verified users will be able to unlock the Geospatial Environment Online system as needed in some locations, DJI said.
Hogan Lovells UAS policy briefing
Nov 13, 2015 - 4:36 PM
The space agency and the FAA are discussing a joint approach to managing the entry of small drones into the airspace system.
Package delivery is one of myriad uses for drones, but there are numerous legal implications for potential operators  to consider.
Nov 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Global Aerospace and Dentons collaborated on white paper that addresses drone insurance and legal issues.