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.
The Naval Air Systems Command and Special Operations Command have awarded IDIQ contracts of $1.7 billion and $475 million, respectively.
Complying with a federal appellate court ruling, the agency will delete the information it has collected on drone hobbyists—at their request.
Plans call for the Block 50 Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station to replace existing ground stations for U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reapers.
Safety study will examine recent incidents involving the presence of drones in aircraft flight paths near Portuguese airports.
The agency is considering legal or legislative options after a federal appellate court said its registry for drone hobbyists is unlawful.
The Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems III program has a potential value of $475 million.
Swiss/Swedish joint venture UMS Skeldar is to supply its V-200 UAV for operations on behalf of the European Maritime Safety Agency.
Elbit will also feature a new wide-area persistent surveillance system at this year's Paris Air Show.
Spain’s Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies and the University of Seville lead project under European Robotics Challenges effort.
Raytheon envisions the Coyote serving ISR, strike, swarming applications.