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.

Oct 20, 2020 - 12:27 PM
Flight Safety Foundation has launched the autonomous and remotely piloted aviation systems advisory committee to address the safety of these operations.
Bell APT 70 Xwing
Sep 30, 2020 - 10:30 AM
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.
Sep 29, 2020 - 12:37 PM
DOT and FAA urged not to delay rulemaking covering remote identification requirements (ID) for unmanned aerial systems.
pilotless 208 Caravan
Sep 28, 2020 - 2:55 PM
Gaining experience with unmanned aircraft should give Reliable Robotics a leg up on the race to bring new technologies to market.
Sep 11, 2020 - 11:50 AM
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.
Aug 24, 2020 - 8:47 AM
The FAA will evaluate at least 10 drone mitigation technologies/systems at its William J. Hughes Technical Center in New Jersey.
Aug 24, 2020 - 7:02 AM
A new advisory issued jointly by four U.S. federal agencies provides "legal landscape" on drone mitigation technology.
Autonomous K-Max
Aug 24, 2020 - 2:30 AM
Near Earth Autonomy and Kaman Aerospace have developed an intelligent autonomy system for the K-Max helicopter.
Mavic Pro
Aug 17, 2020 - 10:26 AM
An amendment to ban U.S. government use of Chinese drones appears almost certain to become law within weeks.
Icarus Aerospace TAV
Aug 14, 2020 - 9:23 AM
The TAV/Wasp can be tailored to a wide variety of roles, offering turboprop efficiency for many combat and surveillance tasks.