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.
Swiss Air Rega has developed a specialized search-and-rescue drone that can scan autonomously and fly beyond visual line of sight
Industry expert calls for improvement of micro weather data and analytics
Qinetiq will provide and operate UMS Skeldar V-200 UAVs aboard Royal Canadian Navy ships, as well as support land special operations forces
The FAA says it is developing its own response to the drone threat at airports.
Flight testing of the CityAirbus eVTOL demonstrator will continue in Manching, Germany.
Kaman says it is working on optionally piloted vehicles for commercial use
Atlas UAV features fully autonomous battery swapping
USI certifications will now be prerequisites for training on the Textron Systems' Aerosonde sUAS
GET's "power cloud" system enables charging of electric drones
Skycorp's e-Drone Zero has three times the endurance of a comparable, battery-only UAS