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.

January 18, 2020, 5:34 AM

Gremlins Air Vehicle Takes Flight

Dynetics performed the first free flight test of its X-61A Gremlins air-launched, air-recoverable UAS in November 2019.

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Bell's full-size Nexus concept for an electric vertical takeoff and landing craft
Jan 26, 2020 - 4:17 PM
Bell is moving full-speed-ahead on its Nexus electrically powered passenger-carrying urban air mobility vehicle.
Jan 25, 2020 - 2:03 PM
UAV maker Draganfly has developed three new drone camera packages for agricultural research and environmental monitoring missions.
R22 with cargo
Jan 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Unmanned systems developer UAVOS has converted a Robinson R-22 helicopter into a long-range drone.
Jan 24, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Using drones to identify cargo trailers significantly reduces CO2 emissions, manpower, and costs.
Jan 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Bell will begin testing UAS systems on land belonging to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Volocopter
Jan 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM
EASA has granted urban air mobility OEM Volocopter Design Organization Approval (DOA).
Jan 19, 2020 - 5:30 AM
At around twice the size of earlier Falco platforms, the Xplorer is a high-end tactical ISR system with all its major elements created in-house.
X-61A Gremlins
Jan 18, 2020 - 5:34 AM
Dynetics performed the first free flight test of its X-61A Gremlins air-launched, air-recoverable UAS in November 2019.
VoloCity eVTOL
Jan 10, 2020 - 9:44 AM
New FAA rules would require most unmanned aircraft to share their position and identity with other airspace users.
Jan 9, 2020 - 11:07 AM
Swift Tactical Systems has won a $17 Million contract to provide Bahamas government agencies with an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program.