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.

DJI Phantom quadcopter
Jul 24, 2017 - 3:43 PM
Once approved by Parliament, the registration scheme would apply to owners of drones weighing 250 grams and above.
CNN Aerial Imagery DJI Inspire
Jul 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM
Major associations representing city and state governments have passed on joining a 'roles and responsibilities' task group.
Sagitta flying wing
Jul 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM
The former EADS Cassidian business, later Airbus Defence, launched the Sagitta research project in 2010.
Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead
Jul 7, 2017 - 11:09 AM
A second prototype of the unmanned P.180 Avanti derivative returned to flight test status after a first prototype crashed in May 2016.
Aerosonde HQ
Jul 5, 2017 - 2:51 PM
The Naval Air Systems Command and Special Operations Command have awarded IDIQ contracts of $1.7 billion and $475 million, respectively.
Jul 3, 2017 - 3:27 PM
Complying with a federal appellate court ruling, the agency will delete the information it has collected on drone hobbyists—at their request.
General Atomics Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station
Jul 3, 2017 - 12:40 PM
Plans call for the Block 50 Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station to replace existing ground stations for U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reapers.
Jun 27, 2017 - 10:17 AM
Safety study will examine recent incidents involving the presence of drones in aircraft flight paths near Portuguese airports.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
Jun 20, 2017 - 6:45 AM
The agency is considering legal or legislative options after a federal appellate court said its registry for drone hobbyists is unlawful.
Jun 19, 2017 - 7:47 AM
The Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems III program has a potential value of $475 million.