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.

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:51 PM
The study by the FAA's ASSURE center of excellence suggests the potential of serious injury is less than for firmer objects of similar mass.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security headquarters
Apr 26, 2017 - 12:06 PM
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chose Mississippi for a program orginally started in Oklahoma.
Aurora eVTOL for Uber Elevate
Apr 25, 2017 - 11:30 AM
The agreement calls for the delivery of 50 test vehicles by 2020.
Northrop Grumman facility at Grand Sky business park
Apr 21, 2017 - 3:48 PM
The Global Hawk manufacturer is one of two anchor tenants at the Grand Sky unmanned aircraft systems business park with General Atomics.
Lockheed Martin MQ-25A graphic
Apr 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM
Manufacturers vying to provide the Navy's new carrier-launched unmanned refueling aircraft expect a request for proposals this summer.
Apr 17, 2017 - 11:03 AM
Audit objectives will be to assess FAA’s processes for granting waivers, and its risk-based oversight of UAS operators with waivers.
F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Apr 12, 2017 - 10:50 AM
The FAA action to prevent drone flights over 133 military facilities is the first time it has instituded drone-specific airspace restrictions.
Wing Loong I and CH-4
Apr 12, 2017 - 7:59 AM
Big new deals follow previous imports by the Kingdom; other countries also buying Chinese UCAVs to avoid Western export restrictions.
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Apr 11, 2017 - 7:46 AM
The Navy's baseline MQ-4C Triton was supposed to come with sense-and-avoid radar, but that capability has been postponed to a 2024 upgrade.
Dynetics Gremlins image
Mar 31, 2017 - 12:15 PM
Under the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program, the companies will advance their concepts to preliminary design stage.