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 self-funded system is based on a motor-glider, and first flew in 2008
French research project is concentrating on malicious flying of mini- and micro-UAVs against sensitive government, industry and military sites.
Countries have not yet provided enough definition to allow the industrial team to proceed.
Company already has its first order and a pre-series batch of the aircraft is under construction.
Elbit’s man-portable Skylark is one of the most popular mini-UASs on the market. The company has launched an improved version.
Textron’s UAV range is being considered for a number of competitions, including France’s tactical UAS requirement.
CAE and General Atomics developing the high-fidelity mission trainer specifically for Italian Air Force Predator A and MQ-9 Predator B.
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Upstart and legacy manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems exhibit side by side at AUVSI conference.
There are many improvements to the Reaper UAS that are being considered, while the Predator-C continues as a classified program.