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 MQ-25 Stingray is on course to be deployed as a tanker aboard the U.S. Navy’s carriers.
Merlin Labs will convert up to 55 Beechcraft King Air twin turboprops operated by Dynamic Aviation for autonomous flight
A consortium of companies and organizations have come together in an MoU to launch Ireland’s first passenger and cargo vertiport at Shannon Airport.
Airbus is using its H130 Flightlab helicopter to evaluate new cameras, sensors, tablets and head-mounted displays for autonomous flight development work.
Tokyo has ordered three examples of Northrop Grumman's high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle, along with associated ground equipment.
Airbus is expanding the flight envelope of its VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV), recently achieving forward speeds of 60 knots.
The operator of a drone that struck an LAPD AStar last year has been sentenced to a $500 fine and probation.
The March 26 test flight at Yuma Proving Ground was also used to expand the Valyrie’s performance envelope.
Bell continues to move cautiously on its two marquis electric demonstration aircraft, the Nexus and APT.
Links between Korean and Israeli industry are growing, particularly in the field of unmanned air systems.