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.

Northrop Grumman Firebird drone
Jun 15, 2017 - 4:12 AM
The avionics manufacturer has joined General Atomics and Northrop Grumman to test ACAS Xu software
Predator B
Jun 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM
The latest iteration of the Predator B UAS has a longer wingspan with greater endurance and payload capacity
Jun 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM
HAI chief is nervous that localities imposing UAV restrictions will see a regulatory parallel between UAVs and helicopters.
Delair-Tech DT18
Jun 9, 2017 - 3:01 PM
Delair-Tech and utility company RTE said they flew a small fixed-wing drone beyond visual line-of-sight for a distance of 30 miles.
John Taylor
May 25, 2017 - 10:05 AM
More than 750,000 small drone owners registered after the FAA in rushed circumstances created an on-line system in December 2015.
Standards panel at Xponential 2017
May 11, 2017 - 12:05 AM
While most of the excitement has centered on small drones, communications and detect-and-avoid standards for large drones are advancing.
Intel Falcon 8 multirotor drone
May 10, 2017 - 12:52 PM
U.S.-based Airbus Aerial will provide imagery services to customers using both drones and satellites.
May 9, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Proposal allows EASA Member States to define zones in their territory where either drone operations are prohibited or restricted.
May 9, 2017 - 11:46 AM
Given current trends, “It’s highly likely your organization will get involved with UAVs in the next decade."
AeroVironment Snipe quadrotor
May 9, 2017 - 8:01 AM
Designed for close-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, the Snipe is worn on the operator's clothing and launched by hand.