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.

November 11, 2020, 11:14 AM

UAE Cleared to Buy F-35A Fighters and MQ-9B Drones

The United Arab Emirates has long sought the F-35 fighter in order to maintain its qualitative edge over its neighbor Iran.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 8:47 AM
The FAA will evaluate at least 10 drone mitigation technologies/systems at its William J. Hughes Technical Center in New Jersey.
Aug 24, 2020 - 7:02 AM
A new advisory issued jointly by four U.S. federal agencies provides "legal landscape" on drone mitigation technology.
Autonomous K-Max
Aug 24, 2020 - 2:30 AM
Near Earth Autonomy and Kaman Aerospace have developed an intelligent autonomy system for the K-Max helicopter.
Mavic Pro
Aug 17, 2020 - 10:26 AM
An amendment to ban U.S. government use of Chinese drones appears almost certain to become law within weeks.
Icarus Aerospace TAV
Aug 14, 2020 - 9:23 AM
The TAV/Wasp can be tailored to a wide variety of roles, offering turboprop efficiency for many combat and surveillance tasks.
EHang 216F
Aug 3, 2020 - 9:33 AM
Some eVTOL aircraft pioneers see first-response emergency services as a strong early use case for urban air mobility operations.
Sabrewing Rhaegal
Jul 28, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Type certification plans for the first Rhaegal eVTOL aircraft have been pushed back into the first quarter of 2022.
Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator
Jul 27, 2020 - 1:49 PM
The agency's administrator touts advanced UAM technologies.
Jul 20, 2020 - 4:31 PM
The challenge of bringing urban air mobility vehicles to market is making a lot of smart people work very hard on solutions.
Jul 17, 2020 - 7:30 AM
The UK’s defense laboratory is overseeing a project to develop unmanned vehicles to partner with manned combat aircraft.