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.
The company is hoping to bring a certifiable variant of the Predator family to market in the early 2020s.
System has proved its usefulness in a range of applications around the region.
Lasers, high-powered microwaves, and nets are among the UAS abatement options.
They have already been sold to a dozen countries, and newly-capable ones continue to emerge, including a jet.
Through the MRU, researchers from Nanyan Technology University of Singapore will use existing mobile phone networks to track and control drones.
Effort is part of FAA LAANC pilot program rolling out nationwide
An MQ-9B SkyGuardian was controlled by aircrew in a ground station hundreds of miles away.
With thousands of illegal migrants still trying to cross the seas to Europe, the European Defence Agency is funding the work.
Designed to autonomously takeoff like a helicopter, fly like an airplane, and transport passengers or cargo between urban centers, suburbs, and airports.
This number includes 878,000 hobbyists and 122,000 commercial, public, and other drones.