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.
The Army's Rapid Equipping Force will study the CyPhy Works Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications System, a tethered hexrotor.
The social networking company is developing the high-flying aircraft to close gaps in global Internet coverage.
AIN looks at the biggest opportunities for growth in small-drone flying.
The Fulmar has been selected by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, which is buying six systems to equip fast patrol craft.
The manufacturer did not identify those first two customers during the announcement at the Farnborough Airshow.
Elbit Systems and Sigint–Elisra have developed a very lightweight self-protection/jamming system particularly suited to unmanned air vehicles.
Israel Aerospace Industries and avionics manufacturer Honeywell will jointly develop a “sense-and-avoid”.
The 13-pound Fury munition has been designed for UAVs like Textron’s Shadow.
Having supported Brazil’s Herons for some years, Avionics Services has now developed a version of the air vehicle tailored to Brazilian needs.
Small drones have become a major threat to military/security forces and high-value targets. Drone Dome has been developed to defeat them.