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.
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.
EAA said the FAA’s proposed rule for UAS aircraft to have remote ID is an “overreaching answer” to integrating UAS aircraft into national airspace.
An escalation in fighting between Turkish and Assadist forces has resulted in a number of air vehicles—both manned and unmanned—being shot down.
The Russian army is employing small UAVs to find targets and then provide designation for attack by laser-guided shells.
Draganfly is evaluating a sensors and AI software that could be used to screen crowds for symptoms of dangerous contagions.