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 second annual Drone World Expo opened in San Jose, Calif., November 15 and ends on November 16.
Intel's UAV group is working on a variety of drone technology projects, from aircraft inspection to massive drone formation aerial light shows.
The Quantix drone system combines hardware, software and analytics in a single platform.
General Atomics said the jet-powered Predator C can drop humanitarian aid rations from its internal payload bay.
The extended-wing variant of the jet-powered Avenger increases endurance to 20 hours, the manufacturer says.
N202SE is the first unmanned aircraft to perform an FAA-approved commercial beyond visual line of sight flight in the National Airspace System.
Company will provide its drone safety audits for Cinematic Aerospace and Acend insurance clients.
The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force each have plans to acquire new unmanned aircraft systems in the future.
Aviation employers should be concerned.
Flight departments are sources of expertise that will be needed to help companies launch drone operations.