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.
NoFlyZone data will be used in geo-fencing software that restricts where drones can fly.
The U.S. State Department announced a new export policy that provides for the sale of U.S.-made military and commercial drones overseas.
General Atomics said it has flown the first fully functional air-to-air collision avoidance radar for unmanned aircraft.
The FAA announced its highly anticipated and long-overdue notice of proposed rulemaking for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems.
The UAS zone will provide a venue for exhibitors to do live demonstrations of their products in a 12m-by-12m netted pavilion.
Raytheon acquired Sensitel, manufacturer of the Silver Fox, Manta and Coyote small unmanned aircraft systems.
Authorities suspended operations at Dubai International Airport for nearly an hour when recreational users flew drones in the terminal airspace.
Aurora Flight Sciences said its Orion unmanned aircraft system flew for 80 hours during a flight in December.
Raphael Pirker settled with the FAA on the first civil fine the agency levied for alleged unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft.
Japan will join South Korea as an operator of the RQ-4 Global Hawk in the Asia Pacific region.