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.

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:44 PM
The NASA-led UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research effort is shaping the rules and capabilities of this coming low-altitude ecosystem.
Dec 21, 2016 - 2:56 PM
Registration is required for drones weighing 250 grams to 55 pounds.
Fruity Chute
Dec 13, 2016 - 8:18 AM
Expensive drones can be rescued from harm by parachute recovery systems.
Alphabet Project Wing
Dec 8, 2016 - 1:01 PM
The FAA did not verify that recipients of 5,500 commercial exemptions understood the terms, says Department of Transportation inspector general.
Prox Dynamics Black Hornet mini drone
Dec 5, 2016 - 9:23 AM
The sensor manufacturer plans to improve the range, performance and cost of the pocket-sized surveillance system the British military uses.
Tern assembly at Scaled Composites
Dec 2, 2016 - 11:21 AM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
First flight of Type Certifiable Predator B
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:05 AM
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.
Nov 28, 2016 - 11:35 AM
Study finds that equipment problems accounted for 65 percent of accidents and incidents.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
Nov 21, 2016 - 2:11 PM
There were multiple attempts to draft the small UAS regulation dating to around 2003.
Delair-Tech DTM26M fixed-wing drone
Nov 21, 2016 - 2:03 PM
The Parliament's transport committee agreed on amendments that would introduce European Union-wide requirements for drones.