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.

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.
UMS Skeldar F-720
Mar 23, 2016 - 11:05 AM
UMS Skeldar offers a product line of fixed- and rotary-wing small unmanned aircraft for military and civilian applications.
Lockheed Martin concept of Navy unmanned aircraft
Mar 21, 2016 - 2:52 PM
The new unmanned aerial refueling aircraft will have lesser capability than its UClass predecessor, but with growth potential.
U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper pilot
Mar 20, 2016 - 8:09 PM
The service is taking steps to relieve the strain on its remotely piloted aircraft force, but faces difficulty maintaining operations tempo.
Darpa Fast Lightweight Autonomy quadcopter
Mar 16, 2016 - 12:51 PM
Quadcopters flying autonomously in GPS-denied environments could help in urban settings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency asserts.