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.
Plus Power acquires EnergyOr, maker of ultralight hydrogen fuel cells for UAVs and other robotics
EmbraerX's concept eVTOL features aft ducted thrusters and eight vertical lift rotors.
Consulting firm Deloitte sees $17 billion U.S. eVTOL market by 2040; but 80 percent of those surveyed say vehicles unsafe
Honeywell's IntuVue RDR-84K uses electronically steered phased-array radar.
The FAA has expanded the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability testing program to increase access for non-recreational drone pilots.
Canada's flag airline partnering with Toronto's Drone Delivery Corp. to offer regularly-scheduled drone cargo service
Colorado construction company receives Part 107 waiver for flight over people with a DJI drone outfitted with a parachute.
IAI has revealed its new T-Heron UAV, which bridges the gap between the company’s larger family of systems and its smaller, lower-cost tactical UAVs.
Honeywell will display its new compact FBW control system for UAM vehicles next week at Uber Elevate.
Sukhoi’s S-70 UCAV flew for the first time recently and should the government order the type, production of it could replace that of the Su-34 fighter.