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.

RQ-7Bv2 Shadow
May 1, 2016 - 7:06 PM
Nearly all of the 117 Shadow systems operated by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are under contract for the V2 upgrade, Textron Systems says.
Lone Star UAS Center pilot readies quadcopter for flight
Apr 24, 2016 - 9:54 PM
All six FAA-sponsored unmanned aircraft system test ranges participated in the demonstration of NASA's UAS Traffic Management system.
Apr 21, 2016 - 1:43 PM
It will fly from six new patrol vessels being built for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
Apr 18, 2016 - 11:49 AM
Association says that "reactive" regulations for UAVs is insufficient to keep drones from colliding with aircraft.
Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 AM
India's Ministry of Civil Aviation is expected to issue operating policy for unmanned aerial systems by year-end.
Sagem Patroller
Apr 5, 2016 - 9:32 PM
Following a competition that also involved the Thales Watchkeeper system, the Patroller will replace the French army's current Sperwer drone.
Darpa Gremlins program artist's concept
Apr 4, 2016 - 4:42 PM
The program envisions launching "volleys" of small unmanned aircraft systems from a host aircraft, then retrieving them in mid-air.
U.S. Air Force, Grand Forks County, N.D., sign agreement
Apr 4, 2016 - 10:26 AM
The Grand Sky unmanned aircraft business park in North Dakota expects tenant General Atomics will begin training UAS pilots this summer.
DJI Phantom 4
Apr 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM
The dominant provider of small multi-rotor drones alleges patent infringement by Hong Kong-based Yuneec International, an upstart competitor.
Mar 31, 2016 - 10:27 AM
The move doubles the blanket altitude permitted for small unmanned aircraft that are not model aircraft.