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.
How citizens' rights to airspace above their properties will interact with federal airspace remains to be determined.
FBI Says UAS terror "Imminent"
High-Altitude Zephyr S Designed For 100 Day Flights
A number of companies showed off their contenders for an increasingly crowded market.
Aircraft can execute shipboard landings.
General Atomics is preparing its design for the EMD phase of the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 unmanned tanker requirement
Grand Canyon crash posed unique challenges.
Applications for perpetually flying solar aircraft include global intelligence gathering and internet distribution.
After a decade of often intensive operations with the Marines the RQ-7B Shadow has been retired in favor of the RQ-21A Blackjack
Bipartisan Amendment Adds $3 Million To Pilot Program