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.
After demonstrating its detect-and-avoid capability on Bell's APT 70 cargo drone, Xwing is preparing to start flight trials in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.
DOT and FAA urged not to delay rulemaking covering remote identification requirements (ID) for unmanned aerial systems.
Gaining experience with unmanned aircraft should give Reliable Robotics a leg up on the race to bring new technologies to market.
The FCC, evaluating both the L-band and C-band for drone use at the behest of Congress, is concerned that a number of critical systems already use L-band.
The FAA will evaluate at least 10 drone mitigation technologies/systems at its William J. Hughes Technical Center in New Jersey.
A new advisory issued jointly by four U.S. federal agencies provides "legal landscape" on drone mitigation technology.
Near Earth Autonomy and Kaman Aerospace have developed an intelligent autonomy system for the K-Max helicopter.
An amendment to ban U.S. government use of Chinese drones appears almost certain to become law within weeks.
The TAV/Wasp can be tailored to a wide variety of roles, offering turboprop efficiency for many combat and surveillance tasks.
Some eVTOL aircraft pioneers see first-response emergency services as a strong early use case for urban air mobility operations.