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.

Predator XP
Feb 4, 2018 - 12:01 AM
The company is hoping to bring a certifiable variant of the Predator family to market in the early 2020s.
Feb 3, 2018 - 10:00 PM
System has proved its usefulness in a range of applications around the region.
Feb 3, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Lasers, high-powered microwaves, and nets are among the UAS abatement options.
Wing Loong II on ramp
Feb 3, 2018 - 12:05 AM
They have already been sold to a dozen countries, and newly-capable ones continue to emerge, including a jet.
Jan 30, 2018 - 7:15 PM
Through the MRU, researchers from Nanyan Technology University of Singapore will use existing mobile phone networks to track and control drones.
Jan 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM
Effort is part of FAA LAANC pilot program rolling out nationwide
MQ-9B SkyGuardian
Jan 24, 2018 - 12:48 PM
An MQ-9B SkyGuardian was controlled by aircrew in a ground station hundreds of miles away.
Leonardo Hero on display
Jan 22, 2018 - 7:27 AM
With thousands of illegal migrants still trying to cross the seas to Europe, the European Defence Agency is funding the work.
AirspaceX Mobi-One
Jan 18, 2018 - 11:36 AM
Designed to autonomously takeoff like a helicopter, fly like an airplane, and transport passengers or cargo between urban centers, suburbs, and airports.
Jan 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM
This number includes 878,000 hobbyists and 122,000 commercial, public, and other drones.