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 NASA-led UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research effort is shaping the rules and capabilities of this coming low-altitude ecosystem.
Registration is required for drones weighing 250 grams to 55 pounds.
Expensive drones can be rescued from harm by parachute recovery systems.
The FAA did not verify that recipients of 5,500 commercial exemptions understood the terms, says Department of Transportation inspector general.
The sensor manufacturer plans to improve the range, performance and cost of the pocket-sized surveillance system the British military uses.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.
Study finds that equipment problems accounted for 65 percent of accidents and incidents.
There were multiple attempts to draft the small UAS regulation dating to around 2003.
The Parliament's transport committee agreed on amendments that would introduce European Union-wide requirements for drones.