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.

man holding drone
Feb 15, 2016 - 10:45 AM
The California-based UAS manufacturer offers a variety of unmanned aircraft systems capable of landing on water.
Feb 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Israel’s Aeronautics is showing all three members of its Orbiter UAS family
Feb 13, 2016 - 9:10 AM
Several nations including the UK now operate reapers, but the company is looking further afield for new customers.
Feb 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM
U.S. company is offering a suite of UAVs with common ground control
Feb 10, 2016 - 8:45 AM
In January, Sky-Futures conducted the first legal inspection by drone of a drill ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ehang 184
Feb 8, 2016 - 1:13 PM
What standards will passenger-carrying drones have to meet?
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Feb 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM
Under a contract awarded last summer, Northrop Grumman will build a sense-and-avoid system engineering development model by December.
DJI industrial drone
Jan 27, 2016 - 10:24 AM
Lufthansa Aerial Services is eyeing drones to perform infrastructure monitoring and visual inspections of aircraft, runways and taxiways.
Global Hawk universal payload adaptor
Jan 15, 2016 - 10:09 AM
Northrop Grumman plans to test U-2 legacy and new sensors on the Global Hawk using a universal payload adaptor.
Jan 14, 2016 - 10:24 AM
Negotiations are underway for the Heron TP to replace the Heron 1 in a lease contract operated by Airbus D&S