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.
Over the past year, Universal Weather and Aviation has added 42 U.S. locations to its Customs Reimbursable Services Program.
FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on mandatory radio licenses and potential spectrum interference for UAS operations.
Hermeus plans engine testing in 2024 for its Mach 5 Darkhorse uncrewed aerial system.
The launch was the first inflight test of remote carrier technology destined for the Future Combat Air System.
Bell pursues the medical market for its Autonomous Pod Transport cargo drone.
MQ-9A Reapers are being leased from General Atomics to fill a capability gap ahead of Poland’s planned acquisition of RPAs under the Zefir project.
Textron Aviation is building a strong portfolio of new electric and autonomous aircraft, including the redesigned Nexus eVTOL model.
eVTOL startup Kittyhawk has announced that it has “made the decision to wind down” and that it is “still working on what’s next.”
The FAA has delayed requirements for unmanned aircraft systems to have remote ID systems to Dec 16, 2022.
The FAA has published a means of compliance for UAS manufacturers to meet the requirements for providing remote identification capability.