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.

Trevor Woods and Frank Matus at NBAA press conference
Oct 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM
Vantis, North Dakota’s UAS network has selected Thales USA as its system integrator.
DSEI London 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - 5:04 AM
The biennial defense show in London was the first major international defense trade show to take place in Europe since the pandemic began.
General Atomics SkyGuardian
Sep 19, 2021 - 4:21 AM
Trials have proven the ability of the SkyGuardian to operate in controlled airspace as the UK gears up to begin operations with the Protector RG.Mk 1.
Sep 14, 2021 - 8:09 AM
Blade said it will merge its MediMobility business with Trinity Air Medical, which it has signed an agreement to acquire.
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Jun 7, 2021 - 12:36 PM
The MQ-25 Stingray is on course to be deployed as a tanker aboard the U.S. Navy’s carriers.
May 28, 2021 - 1:00 PM
Merlin Labs will convert up to 55 Beechcraft King Air twin turboprops operated by Dynamic Aviation for autonomous flight
artist rendering of planned vertiport at Shannon Airport
May 27, 2021 - 12:09 PM
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 Flightlab H130
Apr 27, 2021 - 9:47 AM
Airbus is using its H130 Flightlab helicopter to evaluate new cameras, sensors, tablets and head-mounted displays for autonomous flight development work.
RQ-4B Japan
Apr 19, 2021 - 6:02 AM
Tokyo has ordered three examples of Northrop Grumman's high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle, along with associated ground equipment.
Airbus VSR700
Apr 14, 2021 - 4:20 AM
Airbus is expanding the flight envelope of its VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV), recently achieving forward speeds of 60 knots.