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.

Jim Williams, manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office
May 12, 2014 - 10:47 PM
At “Civilian Applications for UAS” workshop attendees question agency progress in opening NAS to commercial UAS operations.
Elevated Horizons Agri6 helicopter
May 11, 2014 - 10:55 PM
As companies and universities flew their fixed- and rotary-wing models, spectators watched on screens installed in a tent nearby.
Aeryon Scout flies at University of Alaska Fairbanks
May 7, 2014 - 3:42 PM
The first test mission took place moments after the university received its COA from the FAA.
FAA first UAS test site certificate of authorization
May 5, 2014 - 7:17 AM
The six test ranges ould provide an avenue for UAS manufacturers to eventually gain full type certification and airworthiness approval of their designs.
Draganflyer X4-ES
Apr 21, 2014 - 3:33 PM
Site will be the first of six nation-wide to begin operations.
Anteos quadcopter
Apr 10, 2014 - 3:59 PM
Standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability