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.
There are many improvements to the Reaper UAS that are being considered, while the Predator-C continues as a classified program.
European industrials and operators can learn from Israeli experience with UAVs.
French studies are investigating how remotely piloted aircraft can be integrated into the air traffic management system.
The treaty organization expects to begin operating the NATO-1 Global Hawk from Sigonella Air Base, Italy, in 2017.
The aviation industry is having a hard time devising rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems.
The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye shows the potential of a 'stratospheric, persistent directed energy platform,' says Phantom Works chief.
How high is the risk of a tiny drone flying in Washington, D.C. airspace?
The supplier of small unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. military is developing new variants of its Switchblade expendable flying missile.
The FAA, cable network CNN, BNSF Railway and PrecisionHawk will investigate beyond line-of-sight and other drone operations.
The Commerce Department is expected to amend its regulations covering the export to foreign countries of small commercial unmanned aircraft.