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 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.
Study finds that equipment problems accounted for 65 percent of accidents and incidents.
There were multiple attempts to draft the small UAS regulation dating to around 2003.
The Parliament's transport committee agreed on amendments that would introduce European Union-wide requirements for drones.
The second annual Drone World Expo opened in San Jose, Calif., November 15 and ends on November 16.
Intel's UAV group is working on a variety of drone technology projects, from aircraft inspection to massive drone formation aerial light shows.
The Quantix drone system combines hardware, software and analytics in a single platform.
General Atomics said the jet-powered Predator C can drop humanitarian aid rations from its internal payload bay.
The extended-wing variant of the jet-powered Avenger increases endurance to 20 hours, the manufacturer says.