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.

UAV
Jul 7, 2016 - 2:00 AM
Flight tests involving the General Atomics-built Ikhana Predator B are supporting the development of minimum operational performance standards
Jul 5, 2016 - 11:20 AM
The helicopter was en route to pick up a patient in Yreka, Calif., and none of the crew on board was injured.
ScanEagle launch from Coast Guard cutter Bertholf.
Jun 29, 2016 - 1:50 PM
Institu formally becomes the first provider of unmanned aircraft system surveillance services to the U.S. maritime service.
DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter
Jun 21, 2016 - 1:09 PM
More than a decade and several iterations in the making, Part 107 allows the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems for business purposes.
Jun 1, 2016 - 3:45 PM
Crash of its P.1HH Hammerhead UAS on May 31 did not cause casualties or damage to maritime craft.
Anti-UAV Defense System
May 31, 2016 - 9:55 PM
The agency has signed cooperative research and development agreements to test counter-drone systems from several companies at selected airports.
AeroVironment Tether Eye drone
May 23, 2016 - 9:18 AM
The Pentagon is evaluating the 'Tether Eye' tethered drone to combat terrorism. The Navy will equip submarines with tube-launched 'Blackwing.'
RTI Forensics, a forensics investigation firm audited by Wyvern, uses the DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter in its operations.
May 22, 2016 - 3:01 PM
The aviation risk management and safety auditing firm provides accreditation standards to burgeoning new unmanned segment.
May 17, 2016 - 12:27 PM
One study shows the unmanned aircraft can be a distraction for ag operators.
May 17, 2016 - 12:02 PM
A system now under development could help protect rotorcraft operators from rogue drones.