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.
Three electric aircraft projects—the Passenger Air Vehicle, Cargo Air Vehicle, and Odysseus UAV—are gaining momentum at Boeing's NeXt unit.
With Leonardo 's assistance, Skydweller Aero is developing an unmanned long-endurance solar-powered platform based on the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft.
The special-purpose terminal designed by Falcon Aviation is suited to all rotorcraft types, but especially the AW609 Tiltrotor.
Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) has selected FlightSafety International (FSI) to provide unmanned systems training.
U.S. Reps. Graves and Rogers say DHS's ability to operate C-UAS is "sorely lacking."
The FAA’s compliance and enforcement approach for drones could beneﬁt from improved communication and data, according to a GAO report.
The VSR700 unmanned helicopter is intended to serve onboard vessels of the French navy to extend their surveillance horizon
Pilots approaching a runway usually can’t see small unmanned aircraft systems encroaching on their airspace, an academic study says.
Lockheed Martin's Athena anti-drone laser successfully defeated multiple targets during a recent USAF demonstration.
New York's UAS test site in Rome has been granted FAA beyond visual line of sight operations approval.