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.

3D Robotics Solo quadcopter
Jul 13, 2015 - 3:05 PM
The NTIA will convene interested parties to develop best practices for drone 'privacy, accountability and transparency.'
Jul 12, 2015 - 6:19 AM
The agency seeks to clarify the current guidance.
Matternet One quadcopter
Jul 8, 2015 - 11:43 AM
Swiss Post and air cargo carrier Swiss WorldCargo will evaluate using the Matternet One quadcopter for delivering parcels.
Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron
Jul 8, 2015 - 10:19 AM
The companies said they conducted risk reduction flight tests in Israel of a Heron UAV equipped with a Thales-Elisra data link system.
Delair-Tech DT18 drone
Jul 7, 2015 - 1:57 PM
GRTgaz selected aerial data collection firm Air Marine to operate monthly drone flights over gas pipeline in southwestern France.
CybAero APID One
Jul 1, 2015 - 2:41 PM
CybAero signed an agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China to deliver 70 APID One remotely piloted helicopter systems.
Royal Australian Air Force Heron unmanned aircraft
Jun 24, 2015 - 12:47 PM
The Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.
Aurora Centaur optionally piloted aircraft
Jun 22, 2015 - 2:39 PM
The flights were the first involving a large fixed-wing aircraft at one of the FAA's six national UAS test sites, Aurora says.
Jun 18, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Dramatic rise in small drones for civilian use has also introduced a new threat to political and other public figures.
Drop ’n Drone
Jun 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM
Target applications for the ‘Drop n’ Drone’ are special military missions, and relief efforts.