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.

First NATO AGS Global Hawk
Jun 5, 2015 - 3:52 PM
The treaty organization expects to begin operating the NATO-1 Global Hawk from Sigonella Air Base, Italy, in 2017.
May 20, 2015 - 11:45 AM
The aviation industry is having a hard time devising rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems.
Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system
May 18, 2015 - 3:03 PM
The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye shows the potential of a 'stratospheric, persistent directed energy platform,' says Phantom Works chief.
Parrot Bebop
May 14, 2015 - 11:58 PM
How high is the risk of a tiny drone flying in Washington, D.C. airspace?
AeroVironment Switchblade
May 8, 2015 - 9:41 AM
The supplier of small unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. military is developing new variants of its Switchblade expendable flying missile.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
May 6, 2015 - 4:58 PM
The FAA, cable network CNN, BNSF Railway and PrecisionHawk will investigate beyond line-of-sight and other drone operations.
Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. exhibit
May 6, 2015 - 7:59 AM
The Commerce Department is expected to amend its regulations covering the export to foreign countries of small commercial unmanned aircraft.
Jim Williams, manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office
May 4, 2015 - 9:44 PM
The agency has asked standards organization ASTM to develop standards for beyond visual line-of-sight operations and flights over people.
Apr 27, 2015 - 5:01 PM
The website Regulations.gov indicates that 4,499 responses were received for the small unmanned aircraft systems draft rulemaking
Apr 27, 2015 - 10:22 AM
GAMA seeks lower maximum altitudes and other operational requirements for UAS.