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.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
May 6, 2015 - 4:58 PM
The FAA, cable network CNN, BNSF Railway and PrecisionHawk will investigate beyond line-of-sight and other drone operations.
Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. exhibit
May 6, 2015 - 7:59 AM
The Commerce Department is expected to amend its regulations covering the export to foreign countries of small commercial unmanned aircraft.
Jim Williams, manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office
May 4, 2015 - 9:44 PM
The agency has asked standards organization ASTM to develop standards for beyond visual line-of-sight operations and flights over people.
Apr 27, 2015 - 5:01 PM
The website Regulations.gov indicates that 4,499 responses were received for the small unmanned aircraft systems draft rulemaking
Apr 27, 2015 - 10:22 AM
GAMA seeks lower maximum altitudes and other operational requirements for UAS.
C-mi Drone
Apr 24, 2015 - 3:19 PM
The comment deadline for the FAA's small unmanned aircraft systems notice of proposed rulemaking arrived on April 24.
Apr 24, 2015 - 7:27 AM
Possible roles for UAVs considered after current patrol and rescue efforts deemed inadequate.
X-47B aerial refueling
Apr 22, 2015 - 4:05 PM
The Northrop Grumman-built unmanned combat demonstrator will be retired now that it has completed its final test objective.
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Apr 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM
The U.S. Navy has restarted the development of a sense-and-avoid radar system for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft.
Apr 10, 2015 - 12:46 AM
Amazon petitioned the FAA last July to conduct R&D of its planned drone delivery service under Section 333 of the FAA reauthorization act.