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.

DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter
Nov 17, 2015 - 8:48 PM
Verified users will be able to unlock the Geospatial Environment Online system as needed in some locations, DJI said.
Hogan Lovells UAS policy briefing
Nov 13, 2015 - 4:36 PM
The space agency and the FAA are discussing a joint approach to managing the entry of small drones into the airspace system.
Package delivery is one of myriad uses for drones, but there are numerous legal implications for potential operators  to consider.
Nov 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Global Aerospace and Dentons collaborated on white paper that addresses drone insurance and legal issues.
UAS
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:05 PM
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the Indago quadrotor UAS equipped with an EO/IR payload over Dubai.
General Atomics Predator XP
Nov 9, 2015 - 10:35 AM
Unarmed UAV sale approved by U.S. congress.
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:45 AM
The eagle-eyed will have noticed a Welsh flag on the rear fuselage of Adcom Systems’ new Yabhon Flash-20 UAV.
3D printed UAV
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:35 AM
The additive manufacturing pioneer Stratasys “printed” a flyable UAV and added engine and electronics, to demonstrate what could be done.
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:00 AM
Technology demonstrator is showing that flying a helicopter without a pilot could be feasible for some missions.
Tekever AR5
Nov 5, 2015 - 1:19 PM
Tekever’s AR5 Evolution will aid SAR and pollution monitoring during the two-year Project Rapsody.
Rustom-2 UAV on ramp
Nov 5, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Long-winged design named Rustom will carry various ISR payloads