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.
EAA said the FAA’s proposed rule for UAS aircraft to have remote ID is an “overreaching answer” to integrating UAS aircraft into national airspace.
An escalation in fighting between Turkish and Assadist forces has resulted in a number of air vehicles—both manned and unmanned—being shot down.
The Russian army is employing small UAVs to find targets and then provide designation for attack by laser-guided shells.
Draganfly is evaluating a sensors and AI software that could be used to screen crowds for symptoms of dangerous contagions.
Community acceptance will be the key driver when it comes to urban air mobility.
Airbus and Singapore's aviation regulator are working together on developing urban air mobility to Singapore.
The Singapore-based conglomerate has a new VTOL UAV, systems to control or counter drones, and fresh activity in the freighter conversion business.
The EOS R400S-Mk2 remote weapon system with a 30 mm ATK M230 LF cannon will be mounted on a THeMis unmanned ground vehicle.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems says MicroLite is capable of providing around-the-clock wide-area persistent surveillance.
Ascent Vision Technologies has launched a new multi-mission imaging system for maritime counter-UAS and ISR missions.