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.

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.
The upgraded Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk mini-UAV has an improved video senso...
Sep 3, 2010 - 8:35 AM
An improved version of the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk mini-UAV is now operating with the British Army in Afghanistan.
May 21, 2010 - 8:13 AM
Derivatives of the <link news/single-news-page/article/scaneagle-uav-success-hooked-boeing-on-insitu-23518/ _blank>ScanEagle UAV</link> are proliferating,
Feb 18, 2010 - 5:53 AM
Evergreen Helicopters is flying in unmanned systems teams using an Elbit Systems Skylark I mini man-pack UAV to map Haitian relief.
Aug 20, 2009 - 6:31 AM
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Jun 18, 2009 - 12:24 PM
Israel’s Elbit showed the latest member of its UAV family for the first time at the Paris Air Show in June.
May 18, 2009 - 6:23 AM
The stealthy, jet-powered version of the <link news/single-news-page/article/pentagons-budget-review-boosts-uavs-drops-f-22-vh-71-and-csar-x/ _blank>Predat
Apr 16, 2009 - 10:21 AM
Alenia Aeronautica is claiming leadership in Europe of unmanned aircraft development, following the recent completion of new flight tests of the Sky-Y demo
Apr 16, 2009 - 7:46 AM
The Pentagon is increasing production of the General Atomics Predator and Reaper armed UAVs and withdrawing 250 strike aircraft.