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.
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.
Wing's 10-pound drone delivers three-pound packages containing items such as medications on round trips of up to 12 miles at speeds of up to 70 mph.
With three more MQ-25As being ordered, Boeing now has seven of the unmanned carrierborne tankers on contract.
Leonardo is expanding its training offerings to include rotorcraft UAS.
The U.S. military is investing in eVTOL aircraft technology that it believes could reduce risks associated with moving cargo in combat zones.
Bryan Williams, Duke Energy’s manager of unmanned aerial systems, explained the integration of his program into the corporate flight department.
Helicopter operator Bristow has partnered with Schiebel to conduct the first trial in the UK of unmanned aircraft for maritime and land search and rescue.