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.

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport drone (Photo: Bell)
Oct 26, 2022 - 11:30 AM
Bell pursues the medical market for its Autonomous Pod Transport cargo drone.
MQ-9A Reaper UAV Poland
Oct 25, 2022 - 8:10 AM
MQ-9A Reapers are being leased from General Atomics to fill a capability gap ahead of Poland’s planned acquisition of RPAs under the Zefir project.
Textron eAviation is developing a new version of its Nexus eVTOL aircraft.
Oct 18, 2022 - 6:31 AM
Textron Aviation is building a strong portfolio of new electric and autonomous aircraft, including the redesigned Nexus eVTOL model.
Kittyhawk eVTOL
Sep 22, 2022 - 1:46 PM
eVTOL startup Kittyhawk has announced that it has “made the decision to wind down” and that it is “still working on what’s next.”
A DJI Mavic Mini drone inflight at Minna, Niger state, Nigeria.
Sep 20, 2022 - 12:43 PM
The FAA has delayed requirements for unmanned aircraft systems to have remote ID systems to Dec 16, 2022.
Aug 12, 2022 - 10:12 AM
The FAA has published a means of compliance for UAS manufacturers to meet the requirements for providing remote identification capability.
Jul 29, 2022 - 10:25 AM
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a final rule amending its Part 830 definition of “unmanned aircraft accident.”
Jul 21, 2022 - 4:20 AM
Satellite network operator Inmarsat brings to Farnborough the latest future-proofed connectivity products for diverse aerospace sectors.
PBS Velka Bites TJ80-120 turbojet engine
Jul 19, 2022 - 10:35 AM
Engineering company updates original engine; new engine breaks record for thrust-to-weight ratio
Raytheon at Farnborough
Jul 19, 2022 - 3:12 AM
Raytheon is preparing for what forecasters say will be an exponential increase in travel in the next five to 10 years.