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.
Technology in development could lead to fully automated aircraft over the next decade.
A number of new and eye-catching UAV designs from China's burgeoning UAV industry were unveiled at the Zhuhai show
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U.S. Army pilots have flown Sikorsky's SARA testbed, which incorporates autonomous systems that provide optionally and optimalley piloted control
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Neighbors Belgium and the Netherlands are looking for UAVS, the latter seeking a shipborne rotary-wing UAS while Belgium is in the markwt for a MALE UAV
Bell's new flight research center will house advanced programs.