Unmanned Aircraft

Drones set to replace manual farm work in coming years

Drones could in the future replace manual labour on farms after a leading manufacturer began promoting its ground-breaking model for the agricultural …

Robots

Russia developing unmanned Forpost-M

Russia is to develop a new unmanned air vehicle based on the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Searcher 2 that was built under licence by a local …

Drones

US commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday.<p>The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to …

Drones

Leidos Flight Service Tests Drone Deconfliction Program

Test program aims to ease conflict prevention between UAS and manned aircraft.<p>With an exponential increase in the number of unmanned aircraft flying …

Drones

What You Need to Conquer to be a Drone Journalist in Texas: An Airman's Test, Privacy Laws and Gravity

The quadrotor rises with a thin, reedy buzz as it takes off on its maiden flight. It’s Christmas 2016, and hundreds of thousands of drone pilots …

Drones

DARPA Begins Phase 2 of Gremlins UAS Carrier Program

DARPA has announced that it has awarded Phase 2 contracts for its Gremlins program to two teams, one led by Dynetics, Inc. and the other by General …

Aerospace

​Canada cracks down on recreational drone use

The Canadian government has made immediate changes to the Aeronautical Act, including restricting recreational drone flying height to 90 …

Drones

Here's The Cutting Edge Weapon The U.S. Air Force Is Developing To Combat War Drones

Yes, it is a shotgun, and yes the system is called SkyNet.<p>Lacking a long-term approach to tackle the increasing accessibility, flexibility and …

Drones

Amazon floats the idea of delivery drones with legs to help it land and robotic wings

Amazon has been awarded two patents in which it outlines legs that act as landing gear to help drones touch down on uneven surfaces and propellers …

Drones

U.S. to deploy unmanned attack aircraft to S. Korea: source

SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- The United States will deploy an unmanned attack aircraft to its military unit in South Korea to enhance its strike …

Korean Peninsula

New Stealth Advanced UAV Under Development in China

China has begun to develop military advanced UAVs that can evade radar and anti-aircraft weapons. The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp …

Drones

How US and Iraqi forces plan to stop Islamic State drones

As the Islamic State begins deploying off-the-shelf drones to surveil or attack Iraqi and western forces, defense companies race to find a technical …

Drones

Drone pilots discuss the need for laws regulating flight

When Cherry Hills Village became one of Colorado’s first cities to enact an ordinance regulating drones in 2015, Mayor Laura Christman called it a …

Drones

Flying with Jetman

In the air and behind the scenes with Yves “Jetman” Rossy during his U.S. public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.<p><b>Yves Rossy</b> (born 27 August 1959) is …

Leonardo to introduce new technology for unmanned aircraft ATM

Italy’s Leonardo has introduced its new automated system for secure air traffic management (ATM) of remotely-piloted aircraft in ‘U-Space’, which is …

Drones

Drones to Monitor Tiger Reserves in India

Conservation drones will soon hover over select tiger reserves in India, marking the beginning of significant technological intervention in wildlife …

Drones

Turkey Gets More Drones to Fight ISIS, Kurds

Kale-Baykar, a privately owned Turkish venture specialized in drones, has delivered a batch of six armed drones to the Turkish military.<p>The Turkish …

Drones

Oklahoma state bill would let property owners shoot down drones

Federal law says it's illegal to shoot at aircraft, including drones.<p>An Oklahoma state senator has proposed a state law that if enacted, would remove …

Drones

Oklahoma lawmaker wants to protect people who destroy drones flying on their property

Trespassing drones are becoming such a problem, says one Oklahoma lawmaker, that he wants people to be able to shoot them down without facing civil liability.<p>State Sen. Ralph Shortey, a Republican who represents the Oklahoma City area, authored a bill that exempts people from lawsuits if they …

Drones

Is Australia about to get lethal drones?

A deadly American drone known as a Reaper has landed on Australian soil for the first time to show off its lethal capabilities to the Defence Force, …

Drones

Uniquely Configured RQ-170 Sentinel Photographed At Vandenberg AFB

Exclusive: Uniquely Configured RQ-170 Stealth Spy Drone Appears At Vandenberg AFB<p>It's the first photographic evidence that the famous but still …

Aerospace

AirMap and the Future of Autonomous Flight

<b>Author:</b> <i>Gareth Keane Senior Investment Manager for Qualcomm Ventures</i><p>Given the breakneck momentum in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) space — which …

Innovation

US Air Force to Transition from MQ-1 Predator to MQ-9 Reaper

While the MQ-1 has provided many years of service, the Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1 early next year to keep up with the continuously evolving …

Military

Counter UAS Vehicles Flown to Europe

A team of people and vehicles from Fort Sill boarded a plane, Feb. 26, and departed for Germany to test the vehicles’ potential with an active unit. …

Drones

Everything you need to know about the FAA consumer drone regulations

Since August 2016, consumer drone use has been under a detailed set of FAA laws. This is a minor problem for drone fans: They want to play around …

Drones

Russia Has New Drone Attack Weapon

Russia has developed a new artillery-launched small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that it is offering for export.<p>Under the Russian concept, the UAV …

Drones

Russia's Big 'Guns' are Firing a Very Different Type of 'Bullet' These Days

Think UAVs. Russia has developed a new artillery-launched small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that it is offering for export.Under the Russian …

Cold War

A Scalable Platform for Growth and Expansion for Farmers Using Agriculture Drones from SLANTRANGE - Commercial UAV News

Not too long ago, SLANTRANGE debuted a unique solution for agriculture that allowed users to take advantage of new types of crop information for more …

Agriculture

Unanswered Questions Hover Over Army Drone's 630-Mile Odyssey

SAN ANTONIO — Mystery shrouds the rogue flight of an Army unmanned surveillance aircraft that was launched from southern Arizona on Jan. 31, flew …

Drones

Boeing Lands $678M DoD Contract for USN | Airbus Retrofitting CH-53s for German Mil | Saab Pitches Swordfish to NZs P-3C Replacement Program

Americas<p>Boeing has won a $678 million DoD contract to supply seven Lot 40 EA-18G Growlers and five F/A-18E Super Hornets to the US Navy. Delivery of …

Aerospace