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 U.S. military is investing in eVTOL aircraft technology that it believes could reduce risks associated with moving cargo in combat zones.
Bryan Williams, Duke Energy’s manager of unmanned aerial systems, explained the integration of his program into the corporate flight department.
Helicopter operator Bristow has partnered with Schiebel to conduct the first trial in the UK of unmanned aircraft for maritime and land search and rescue.
EAA said the FAA’s proposed rule for UAS aircraft to have remote ID is an “overreaching answer” to integrating UAS aircraft into national airspace.
An escalation in fighting between Turkish and Assadist forces has resulted in a number of air vehicles—both manned and unmanned—being shot down.
The Russian army is employing small UAVs to find targets and then provide designation for attack by laser-guided shells.
Draganfly is evaluating a sensors and AI software that could be used to screen crowds for symptoms of dangerous contagions.
Community acceptance will be the key driver when it comes to urban air mobility.
Airbus and Singapore's aviation regulator are working together on developing urban air mobility to Singapore.
The Singapore-based conglomerate has a new VTOL UAV, systems to control or counter drones, and fresh activity in the freighter conversion business.