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.

Nov 1, 2016 - 6:45 AM
Aviation employers should be concerned.
Dominant manufacturer DJI introduced its first crop-spraying agricultural drone, an octocopter, last November.
Oct 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM
Flight departments are sources of expertise that will be needed to help companies launch drone operations.
WATT electric tethered drone
Oct 18, 2016 - 9:32 AM
Drone Aviation Corp. said a Department of Defense customer has ordered its WATT multi-rotor tethered drone.
L-3 Wescam MX-8
Oct 11, 2016 - 9:51 AM
The turret is intended for use on small manned and unmanned platforms.
Trimble UX5 flying wing
Oct 10, 2016 - 9:54 PM
Trimble is divesting its Gatewing engineering and manufacturing business in Belgium to focus on aerial data collection software over platforms.
Lockheed Martin Vector Hawk
Oct 10, 2016 - 3:08 PM
The Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle launced the collapsible fixed-wing Vector Hawk during a U.S. Navy technology exercise.
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Oct 5, 2016 - 4:21 PM
Major drone producers Israel, Russia, China and India are not among 45 signatories to the joint declaration on the export of weaponized UAVs.
Oct 4, 2016 - 12:35 PM
Four nations are sharing the cost of a two-year exercise, that may eventually lead to an operational system in 2025
Aerosonde HQ model
Oct 3, 2016 - 5:52 PM
The Aerosonde HQ adds four rotors to what is an otherwise catapult-launched small unmanned aircraft system.
MQ-4C Triton
Sep 28, 2016 - 4:14 PM
The service plans to deploy the RQ-4B Global Hawk maritime derivative unmanned aircraft system in late 2017.