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.

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.
Joby
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.
LANCA
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.
SkyGuardian
Jul 17, 2020 - 5:47 AM
The RAF plans to operate 16 Protector remotely piloted aircraft, which are based on the General Atomics MQ-9B SkyGuardian.
Jun 29, 2020 - 12:31 PM
New detect and avoid technology identifies other fast-moving objects in as little as 3.5 milliseconds.
Kaman is offering a kit to turn the K-Max into an unmanned/optionally manned aircraft, and it will be available for both new-build and in-service helicopters.
Jun 13, 2020 - 3:22 PM
Kaman Aerospace has already received commitments for its first five unmanned K-1200 K-Max helicopter kits for civil operators.
Rotak K-Max helicopter
May 22, 2020 - 9:49 AM
Forty percent of all Type 1, large helicopters exclusive use USFS firefighting contracts awarded to Kaman K-Max operators.
May 8, 2020 - 12:03 PM
Perot promotes Fort Worth Alliance airport complex as home for UAS, eVTOL development.