All Civil UAVs news – Page 35

  • V-22 Osprey

    MAKS: Russian Helicopters launches unmanned tiltrotor concept


    Russian Helicopters has expressed new interest in developing tiltrotor technologies that could be used to design a new family of unmanned and potentially even manned aircraft.

  • Golden Eagle/Berkut 2 -  558 Aircraft Repair Plant

    MAKS: ​Belarus carving slice of military UAV market


    Belarus appears to have carved out a niche for itself in the unmanned aircraft business thanks to purchases of its Condor and Golden Eagle unmanned air vehicle systems by the military.

  • Neuron UCAV - Alenia

    Italian Neuron testing ends as Swedish stint begins


    Italy has completed its share of testing of the pan-European Neuron unmanned combat air vehicle, which saw it carry out 12 sorties from Decimomannu air base in Sardinia.

  • Aerosense UAV - Aerosense

    VIDEO: Sony/ZMP UAV takes flight


    A recently formed Sony Mobile/ZMP joint venture has carried out first flight tests of a vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing unmanned air vehicle prototype.

  • Wing loong UAV

    VIDEO: Chinese Wing Loong UAV carries out weapon drops


    ​The state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) news channel has released a previously unseen video of Beijing’s AVIC Wing Loong unmanned air vehicle carrying out weapons testing.

  • USN MQ-4C Triton anechoic chamber - US Navy

    Triton UAV to undergo USN operational assessment in September


    The US Navy is to begin an operational assessment of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicle in September, ultimately paving the way for the start of low rate initial production of the type.

  • Ukraine Black Square UAV - Yuri Kasyanov/Facebook

    Activists seek partner to bring new UAV to Ukrainian troops


    Ukrainian volunteers are seeking a partner to help bring a new unmanned air vehicle to the nation's armed forces in their fight against separatist rebels in the east of the country.

  • ScanEagle - Boeing

    ​USAF targets small UAS in new strategic vision paper


    The US Air Force is likely to ramp up its investment in small unmanned aircraft following the release of a long-awaited strategic vision document dedicated to tiny flying weapons.

  • EC-Safemobil UAV landing - FADA-CATEC

    VIDEO: European UAV lands on moving platform without GPS


    ​A European Commission-funded study has successfully demonstrated the ability of a tethered unmanned air vehicle to land on a moving 3D platform without the aid of GPS.

  • Swiss Post Matternet One UAV - Swiss Post

    UAV market set to triple in value in next decade


    A new report predicts that the global market for unmanned air vehicles will more than triple over the next decade, with growth fuelled by the emergence of recreational and commercial models, alongside the continued production of established military types.

  • MQ-1 Predator. US Air Force.

    USAF plans to end MQ-1 Predator operations in 2018


    The remotely-piloted aircraft that ushered in the armed drone revolution, the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1, will be put out to pasture by 2018, after more than two decades of service, the US Air Force says.

  • RAF Reaper full size - RAF

    Spain allocates funds for MALE UAV


    ​The Spanish military is in the process of down selecting a medium altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicle, for which it has reportedly allocated €25 million ($26 million) in its 2016 budget.

  • Phantom UAV - Rex

    ERA joins call for more European UAV regulation


    ​The UK-based European Regions Airlines Association has claimed that the safety of European airspace is threatened by the growing use of unmanned air vehicles, and has subsequently called for more regulation and control over their use.

  • Falcon 9 note landing legs c SPACEX

    Silicon Valley launches itself into space


    ​With Airbus cozying up to Silicon Valley and Facebook unveiling a high-altitude UAV designed to take the internet to where no wire has gone before, Flightglobal surveys the aerospace ambitions of tech world titans.

  • Phantom UAV - Rex

    EASA calls on operator input for proposed UAV ruling


    ​EASA has released its introduction to a new regulatory framework for the operation of unmanned air vehicles, and is calling on feedback from interested parties that could help shape the new rulemaking surrounding such technology.

  • Facebook Aquila 640

    Facebook unveils 42m wingspan Aquila UAV


    ​Social media specialist Facebook has unveiled the completed prototype of a solar-powered unmanned aircraft designed to fly above 60,000ft for more than three months.

  • eBumper4 SAA on Phantom - Panoptes Systems

    VIDEO: Sense and avoid system offered for recreational UAVs


    ​Panoptes Systems has introduced a sense and avoid capability for recreational unmanned air vehicles that offers protection over the intellectual property of hobbyist users.

  • MD4-200 VTOL UAV - Rex Features

    ECA calls on EASA to prioritise safety in new UAV regulations


    The European Cockpit Association (ECA) has called for regulations on unmanned air vehicles proposed by EASA to focus on the safety of people and manned aviation, and not the rights of recreational operators to fly such aircraft.

  • RN Sulsa 3D print UAV - Crown Copyright

    VIDEO: 3D-printed UAV launches from Royal Navy ship


    ​The University of Southampton has successfully launched its 3D-printed unmanned air vehicle from the front of a Royal Navy ship, demonstrating how the latter could potentially operate lightweight unmanned aircraft from its vessels for short range surveillance.

  • UTC MS-177

    USAF and Northrop sign Global Hawk payload adaptor deal


    ​Northrop Grumman expects to start demonstrating its Global Hawk universal payload adaptor with various sensors carried by the Lockheed Martin U-2 after signing a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Air Force last week.