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.
Airbus says it can affordably expand telecommunications services with its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station that can fly at 70,000 feet.
The remotely piloted aircraft will be used to stand up an MQ-9A(ER) squadron in Hawaii to support U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
The Blaze UAV's small size and adaptability allow individuals to deploy it for tactical, covert, or extended-range real-time intelligence.
Controlling unmanned adjuncts from manned fighters accounts for one of the main areas of airpower development.
The Airbus Zephyr and the BAE Systems PHASA-35 offer new airborne communications and observation options.
The Mosquito uncrewed technology demonstrator will not be built as the money can be better spent elsewhere, says the UK defense ministry.
The long-term viability of the eVTOL market will depend on the ability to adapt and certify the segment’s vehicles for autonomous flight.
Bulgarian unmanned cargo airline Dronamics has engaged FlightSafety to ensure its pilots have the right training to maximize operational safety.
Equipped with a STOL wing kit, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian will be capable of operating from assault carriers and regular aircraft carriers.
Following delivery, the unmanned aerial vehicles will be tested in the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.