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.

MQ-9B STOL SeaGuardian
May 11, 2022 - 12:17 PM
Equipped with a STOL wing kit, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian will be capable of operating from assault carriers and regular aircraft carriers.
MQ-9A Reaper Netherlands
Apr 13, 2022 - 5:35 AM
Following delivery, the unmanned aerial vehicles will be tested in the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.
Apr 4, 2022 - 12:34 PM
The U.S. DOT’s inspector general office found that the FAA is lacking resources in its oversight of counter-UAS measures.
Airbus VSR700 OPV
Mar 25, 2022 - 6:18 AM
The VSR700 demonstrator has undertaken the first at-sea trials of its autonomous take-off and landing capabilities as part of a French navy/DGA program.
Mar 22, 2022 - 1:12 PM
HAI is opposing recommendations in an FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee final report on uncrewed aircraft systems operating beyond the line of sight.
Intra Haboob
Mar 14, 2022 - 7:02 AM
Intra is leading the drive for greater Saudi self-sufficiency in the unmanned air vehicle sector through two major programs.
Blue Force Technologies Bandit
Mar 11, 2022 - 5:14 AM
The U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps are looking for cheaper ways of providing adversary training, with autonomous air vehicles to the fore.
Phenix Solutions' Ultra 2XL all-electric eVTOL aircraft will be remotely piloted.
Mar 10, 2022 - 9:47 AM
Phenix Solutions is flight testing a single-engine coaxial remotely piloted aircraft under the U.S. Air Force Agility Prime program.
Phoenix Air Unmanned is the first remotely piloted aircraft systems operator to meet IBAC’s new RPAS standards
Mar 8, 2022 - 3:55 PM
IBAC adapted certain best practices in its IS-BAO standard to better fit helicopter operations and expanded the breadth of the program to include RPAS.
Bristow has ordered 50 Vertical Aerospace VA-X4s, and airlines, including American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways, have also placed orders.
Mar 4, 2022 - 11:00 AM
Vertical Flight Society executive director Mike Hirschberg says eVTOLs will "change the world."