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.
Airbus's Auto’Mate technology successfully guided a series of drones to a pre-contact refueling position behind a tanker.
NBAA's Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable marks legislative progress and continuing goals for 2023.
A Bell APT 70 UAV cargo drone being developed for civil and military missions crashed during flight testing last week in Texas.
Despite the setbacks imposed by the tragic earthquakes that hit Turkey in February, TAI lifted the veil on the country’s fifth-generation fighter program.
Phenix Solutions' Ultra 2XL heavy-lift cargo drone will have a Rolls-Royce RR300 engine and firefighting capabilities.
The turbine-powered Kargo UAV can carry more than 80 pounds up to 500 miles.
General Atomics' MQ-9B drones will help the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command develop a beyond-the-horizon power projection capability.
Onboard Systems is helping Phenix Solutions design and certify the equipment for the Ultra 2XL unmanned aircraft system.
The companies' joint LifeSaver program is exploring how response times could be improved for better healthcare outcomes in countries such as Estonia.
The UAE had tried to order Predators earlier, but that deal ended over security concerns that scuppered the country's F-35 purchase.