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.

December 11, 2019, 4:28 AM

Turkey’s New Raider Takes to the Air

Baykar has built on the success of its Bayraktar TB2 tactical UAV to develop a much larger, armed platform to answer a Turkish forces requirement.

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Nov 18, 2019 - 2:49 AM
Three electric aircraft projects—the Passenger Air Vehicle, Cargo Air Vehicle, and Odysseus UAV—are gaining momentum at Boeing's NeXt unit.
Solar Impulse
Nov 18, 2019 - 2:44 AM
With Leonardo 's assistance, Skydweller Aero is developing an unmanned long-endurance solar-powered platform based on the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft.
Nov 17, 2019 - 7:12 AM
The special-purpose terminal designed by Falcon Aviation is suited to all rotorcraft types, but especially the AW609 Tiltrotor.
Nov 16, 2019 - 1:48 PM
Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) has selected FlightSafety International (FSI) to provide unmanned systems training.
Nov 15, 2019 - 4:19 PM
U.S. Reps. Graves and Rogers say DHS's ability to operate C-UAS is "sorely lacking."
Nov 13, 2019 - 10:08 AM
The FAA’s compliance and enforcement approach for drones could benefit from improved communication and data, according to a GAO report.
Nov 13, 2019 - 3:25 AM
The VSR700 unmanned helicopter is intended to serve onboard vessels of the French navy to extend their surveillance horizon
Nov 12, 2019 - 11:11 AM
Pilots approaching a runway usually can’t see small unmanned aircraft systems encroaching on their airspace, an academic study says.
anti-drone laser
Nov 12, 2019 - 9:02 AM
Lockheed Martin's Athena anti-drone laser successfully defeated multiple targets during a recent USAF demonstration.
Nov 11, 2019 - 4:34 AM
New York's UAS test site in Rome has been granted FAA beyond visual line of sight operations approval.