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.

February 16, 2021, 12:12 PM

NATO’s Phoenix Fleet Achieves IOC

Initial operational capability has been reached by the Northrop Grumman RQ-4D fifteen months after the first was delivered.

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RQ-4D Phoenix
Feb 16, 2021 - 12:12 PM
Initial operational capability has been reached by the Northrop Grumman RQ-4D fifteen months after the first was delivered.
Jan 25, 2021 - 12:36 PM
Drone pierces windshield of Chilean Navy UH-57B, injuring front seat crewmember.
Jan 25, 2021 - 12:36 PM
A cross-section of aviation groups issued an open letter to EU member states, urging further collaboration in a number of areas for drone integration.
Jan 23, 2021 - 1:15 PM
The Vertical Flight Society has canceled its annual in-person Forum gathering due to continuing covid concerns.
Airbus H130 Flightlab
Jan 22, 2021 - 3:12 AM
Airbus flying laboratory dedicated to evaluating future UAM and helicopter innovations.
MQ-9A anti-submarine warfare
Jan 20, 2021 - 6:53 AM
The SeaGuardian is the maritime surveillance version of the MQ-9B, capable of anti-submarine warfare.
Jan 19, 2021 - 9:44 AM
Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, could receive up to one year in federal prison.
Dec 29, 2020 - 9:30 AM
The FAA has issued new rules requiring the remote ID of unmanned aircraft and permitting small drones to be flown over people and at night.
Dec 28, 2020 - 2:30 PM
The video of what appears to be a manned jetpack shows it flying at 3,000 feet over the ocean near Palos Verdes, California.
F-22A F-35A
Dec 15, 2020 - 6:17 AM
For the first time the F-22 and F-35 fifth-generation fighters “talked” to each other securely via datalink.