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.

X-47B aerial refueling
Apr 22, 2015 - 4:05 PM
The Northrop Grumman-built unmanned combat demonstrator will be retired now that it has completed its final test objective.
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Apr 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM
The U.S. Navy has restarted the development of a sense-and-avoid radar system for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft.
Apr 10, 2015 - 12:46 AM
Amazon petitioned the FAA last July to conduct R&D of its planned drone delivery service under Section 333 of the FAA reauthorization act.
Apr 2, 2015 - 10:47 AM
Israeli company is supplying UAS and radar technology via local partners
Artist's concept of the TERN naval drone
Mar 30, 2015 - 11:28 AM
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected the two contractors for the second phase of its TERN program.
Mar 25, 2015 - 9:18 AM
Grants operators a certificate of authorization for UAS flights at or below 200 feet anywhere in the country except in restricted airspace or major cities.
Amazon Prime Air multi-rotor helicopter
Mar 20, 2015 - 10:41 AM
Online retailer Amazon obtained an FAA experimental airworthiness certificate to begin testing an unmanned aircraft for package deliveries.
Microdrones md4-1000
Mar 13, 2015 - 5:13 PM
The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a draft regulatory framework that specifies three categories of commercial drone operations.
Mar 10, 2015 - 9:12 AM
Operations of the unmanned aircraft are likely to proliferate, and their integration needs to be done right, says HAI president Matt Zuccaro.
Mar 8, 2015 - 3:58 PM
Transport commissioner wants to ensure there are repercussions for illegal or unsafe drone use.