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.
German drone maker Wingcopter will provide a fleet of its tiltrotor Wingcopter 198s to the Spright unit of Air Methods.
The International Business Aviation Council has issued its first IS-BAO Remote Piloted Aircraft System to Phoenix Air Unmanned.
The former BACN-carrying high-altitude UAVs will be outfitted to support hypersonic missile tests as part of the SkyRange initiative.
The Mojave unmanned aircraft system draws on the Reaper and Gray Eagle-ER, but focuses on greater payload and short/rough-field operations.
Helicopter OEM and leasing company teams on air taxi, border patrol services.
Textron confirmed that its Nexus eVTOL is a technology testbed, rather than an active program as it continues to assess its advanced air mobility options.
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned carrierborne tanker has conducted refueling trials with all of its intended receivers as part of early testing.
The Mi-28NE attack helicopter from Russian Helicopters is making its international debut at the Dubai Airshow.
For the first time, Israeli defense and aerospace firms can exhibit at the Dubai Airshow, following the 2020 Abraham Accords agreement with the UAE
After a series of unsuccessful attempts, DARPA’s Gremlins recoverable UAV program has launched and snagged an X-61A air vehicle in flight.