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.

Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Jun 7, 2021 - 12:36 PM
The MQ-25 Stingray is on course to be deployed as a tanker aboard the U.S. Navy’s carriers.
May 28, 2021 - 1:00 PM
Merlin Labs will convert up to 55 Beechcraft King Air twin turboprops operated by Dynamic Aviation for autonomous flight
artist rendering of planned vertiport at Shannon Airport
May 27, 2021 - 12:09 PM
A consortium of companies and organizations have come together in an MoU to launch Ireland’s first passenger and cargo vertiport at Shannon Airport.
Airbus Flightlab H130
Apr 27, 2021 - 9:47 AM
Airbus is using its H130 Flightlab helicopter to evaluate new cameras, sensors, tablets and head-mounted displays for autonomous flight development work.
RQ-4B Japan
Apr 19, 2021 - 6:02 AM
Tokyo has ordered three examples of Northrop Grumman's high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle, along with associated ground equipment.
Airbus VSR700
Apr 14, 2021 - 4:20 AM
Airbus is expanding the flight envelope of its VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV), recently achieving forward speeds of 60 knots.
Apr 13, 2021 - 9:49 AM
The operator of a drone that struck an LAPD AStar last year has been sentenced to a $500 fine and probation.
XQ-58A Valkyrie
Apr 6, 2021 - 12:51 PM
The March 26 test flight at Yuma Proving Ground was also used to expand the Valyrie’s performance envelope.
Apr 6, 2021 - 9:50 AM
Bell continues to move cautiously on its two marquis electric demonstration aircraft, the Nexus and APT.
Elbit Hermes 900
Mar 17, 2021 - 6:13 AM
Links between Korean and Israeli industry are growing, particularly in the field of unmanned air systems.