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.
Some eVTOL aircraft pioneers see first-response emergency services as a strong early use case for urban air mobility operations.
Type certification plans for the first Rhaegal eVTOL aircraft have been pushed back into the first quarter of 2022.
The agency's administrator touts advanced UAM technologies.
The challenge of bringing urban air mobility vehicles to market is making a lot of smart people work very hard on solutions.
The UK’s defense laboratory is overseeing a project to develop unmanned vehicles to partner with manned combat aircraft.
The RAF plans to operate 16 Protector remotely piloted aircraft, which are based on the General Atomics MQ-9B SkyGuardian.
New detect and avoid technology identifies other fast-moving objects in as little as 3.5 milliseconds.
Kaman Aerospace has already received commitments for its first five unmanned K-1200 K-Max helicopter kits for civil operators.
Forty percent of all Type 1, large helicopters exclusive use USFS firefighting contracts awarded to Kaman K-Max operators.
Perot promotes Fort Worth Alliance airport complex as home for UAS, eVTOL development.