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.
Proposed Senate legislation challenges FAA authority to regulate unmanned aircraft operations below 200 feet all.
Korean Air and Raytheon are proposing to modify the Bombardier Global 6500 business jet to meet a RoKAF requirement.
Ford's vehicle-launched drone is just one of several UAV technologies the company is pursuing.
AAR is assessing the drone technology under a 12-month agreement with Donecle, a French specialist in automated aircraft inspections.
Bell will display a mockup of its Nexus eVTOL urban air mobility vehicle at this year's NBAA-BACE
Porsche and Boeing are developing a concept eVTOL and will jointly explore the "premium" UAM space.
Terra Drone says it has combined UAVs with artificial intelligence to create a highly-accurate method of inspecting power lines and towers
A Schiebel S-100 UAV has completed shipboard SAR trials with the Norwegian Coast Guard
UAVOS has converted a Robinson R-22 to fly unmanned and spray pesticides
Although relatively slow to adopt unmanned technology, Russia has grown its UAV force considerably in terms of numbers and capability