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.
Engine maker Continental is investing in eVTOL builder VerdeGo
Commercial applications for unmanned aerial systems are increasing rapidly, drawing large investment from venture capitalists and spurring consolidation.
Northrop Grumman says that both government and commercial customers are in line to get the Firebird optionally-piloted vehicle
The Bell 407-based unmanned air system is now ready to begin training crews for fleet operations
The Drone Disruption Summit in October 2019 will address the costly disruption caused by drone near-misses and airport incursions.
DJI's new drone package safeguards against unauthorized data sharing
Unmanned Traffic Management software provider Unifly has raised another $20 million from investors including Germany's ATC authority
NASA's Dragonfly eight-rotor drone will search for signs of life on Saturn moon Titan beginning in 2034.
Uber's two-day June summit in Washington, D.C., laid out its ambitious air mobility plans, tempered a bit by regulators' remarks.
Boeing is partnering with Kitty Hawk, builder of the Cora eVTOL air taxi, on urban air mobility solutions