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.
The comment deadline for the FAA's small unmanned aircraft systems notice of proposed rulemaking arrived on April 24.
Possible roles for UAVs considered after current patrol and rescue efforts deemed inadequate.
The Northrop Grumman-built unmanned combat demonstrator will be retired now that it has completed its final test objective.
The U.S. Navy has restarted the development of a sense-and-avoid radar system for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft.
Amazon petitioned the FAA last July to conduct R&D of its planned drone delivery service under Section 333 of the FAA reauthorization act.
Israeli company is supplying UAS and radar technology via local partners
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected the two contractors for the second phase of its TERN program.
Grants operators a certificate of authorization for UAS flights at or below 200 feet anywhere in the country except in restricted airspace or major cities.
Online retailer Amazon obtained an FAA experimental airworthiness certificate to begin testing an unmanned aircraft for package deliveries.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a draft regulatory framework that specifies three categories of commercial drone operations.