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.

September 21, 2021, 5:04 AM

DSEI Show Revives Physical Displays and In-Person Contacts

The biennial defense show in London was the first major international defense trade show to take place in Europe since the pandemic began.

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MQ-9A anti-submarine warfare
Jan 20, 2021 - 6:53 AM
The SeaGuardian is the maritime surveillance version of the MQ-9B, capable of anti-submarine warfare.
Jan 19, 2021 - 9:44 AM
Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, could receive up to one year in federal prison.
Dec 29, 2020 - 9:30 AM
The FAA has issued new rules requiring the remote ID of unmanned aircraft and permitting small drones to be flown over people and at night.
Dec 28, 2020 - 2:30 PM
The video of what appears to be a manned jetpack shows it flying at 3,000 feet over the ocean near Palos Verdes, California.
F-22A F-35A
Dec 15, 2020 - 6:17 AM
For the first time the F-22 and F-35 fifth-generation fighters “talked” to each other securely via datalink.
Dec 14, 2020 - 6:07 AM
The four-nation program for a MALE UAV is awaiting a contract to launch the development and production of 60 air vehicles for service-entry in 2028.
Airbus VSR700
Dec 1, 2020 - 10:10 AM
Airbus's optionally piloted vehicle recently made fully autonomous takeoff and landing approaches to and from a moving deck simulator.
Andrew Rene Hernandez
Nov 22, 2020 - 2:53 PM
The pilot of drone that hit an LAPD helicopter is facing federal charges for the unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft.
Nov 11, 2020 - 11:14 AM
The United Arab Emirates has long sought the F-35 fighter in order to maintain its qualitative edge over its neighbor Iran.
General Artomics SeaGuardian
Nov 4, 2020 - 1:02 PM
As well as being cleared for a potential sale to Taiwan, the maritime version of the SkyGuardian is also being demonstrated to Japan’s Coast Guard.