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.
Textron completed testing U.S. Army's future Block III upgrade for its Shadow UAV fleet in May, introducing a new engine among other things
Leonardo has unveiled its newest UAV design, the Falco Xplorer, a 1.3 tonne MTOW aircraft designed to surveillance missions
Disruption at airports caused by drones created added impetus to legislate and put in place counter-UAS systems.
Fortem Technologies' SkyDome 2.4 uses artificial intelligence to track and defeat rogue drones
A future combat system would likely consist of a low-cost, expendable UAV.
A new white paper from the National Air Transportation Association highlights the lack of regulations relevant to Urban Air Mobility ground operations.
Signature Flight Support was named the first nationwide operations and on-airport infrastructure partner for Uber Elevate.
Uber and the city of San Diego are participating in commercial food delivery testing through the FAA's Integration Pilot Program.
Start-up company FlareBright says its SnapShot UAV needs no pilot or training and can operate in GPS- or radio-denied environments.
EASA's new rules for recreational and commercial drone operators enables the free circulation of drones in the EU.