All Civil UAVs news – Page 40

  • News

    AUVSI: Georgia has UAVs on its mind


    ​Peanut farming could be the reason that Georgia becomes a major supplier and operation of commercial small unmanned air systems, says Steve Justice, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Airspace.

  • News

    AUVSI: Robotic arms provide helping hands for medics


    ​Pennsylvania’s RE2 is primarily known for its work on robotic arms and other manipulation technologies, although it recent years it has also branched out into the medical services market.

  • News

    New Israeli UAV manufacturer reveals initial plans


    ​New Israeli company Meteor is planning to offer a range of more affordable and tailored unmanned air vehicles to international customers, its new CEO has revealed.

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    ANALYSIS: The US Army grapples with bold new UAS plan


    It is 2018, and an enemy of the US Army seems to be having a lucky day. Yes, an unarmed unmanned air vehicle flying overhead has spotted this particular target, but the army has already retired its fleet of armed scout helicopters and the Boeing AH-64E Apache is still parked ...

  • Tailsitter design - Project wing

    ANALYSIS: Google gets serious about UAVs


    ​Dave Vos flew radio-controlled aircraft in his native South Africa as a teenager until the hobby began to bore him.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Small unmanned aircraft launched to shake-up civil market


    UAV industry visionary Tad McGeer is hopeful his new "robotic aircraft", Flexrotor, will shake-up the established order

  • Heron 1 Israeli air force - Arie Egozi

    Israeli Heron-1 and Hermes 900 UAVs to receive ATOL capability


    The Israeli air force (IAF) is in the process of incorporating an automatic takeoff and landing (ATOL) capability into its Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 and Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicles.

  • ScanEagle 2 - Insitu

    ANALYSIS: With new civil strategy, Insitu comes full circle [UPDATED]


    Before it was renamed the ScanEagle in 2004 and marketed to the US Marine Corps, the Insitu SeaScan was supposed to revolutionise tuna fishing. Its wingspan is shaped partly by a requirement to fit through a hatch on the Shackleton, an 18m (58ft) tuna boat that Insitu used for demonstrations ...

  • Phantom UAV - Rex

    Commercial UAV users urge common sense approach to operations


    ​Commercial unmanned air vehicle operators have advised those that want to exploit this emerging technological market to take a common sense approach to operating within the permitted boundaries set out by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

  • MD4-200 VTOL UAV - Rex Features

    Regulators ponder proposed EASA UAV changes


    ​EASA’s recent proposed ruling that it takes regulatory responsibility for smaller unmanned air vehicles has left national aviation agencies questioning what category of small UAVs it will be left to regulate.

  • FG Logo

    ​Flightglobal reshapes Flight International leadership team


    After an amazing 14 years leading Flight International, Murdo Morrison is moving to a new role within Flightglobal to fully exploit his skills and enormous market knowledge across the aerospace sector.

  • Aerovel Flexrotor c Aerovel

    None aboard: Ten UAVs to watch


    ​No, we don't mean watch out because they might land on your head – here's our experts' guide to today's most promising unmanned systems projects

  • Patroller

    ANALYSIS: UAVs need to sense their way through crowded airspace


    The proliferation of unmanned air vehicles and their use in a widening variety of roles has increased the pressure on industry, regulators, the military and even operators to find ways to integrate them into national airspace.

  • X-47B AAR refuelling - NAVAIR

    USN X-47B completes air-to-air refuelling test


    ​The US Navy has achieved the final testing objective of its Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator programme, following the successful air-to-air (AAR) refuelling of the aircraft on 22 April.

  • X-47B dry ARR connection - NAVAIR

    PICTURE: USN X-47B performs dry air refuelling connection


    ​The US Navy’s Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system – demonstration (UCAS-D) test bed has carried out a dry aerial refuelling contact with a tanker aircraft ahead of fuel transfer testing.

  • RAF Reaper - Crown Copyright

    USAF touts cross-nation burden sharing of Reaper


    ​Despite it having the largest fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles, the US Air Force is looking towards smaller operators of the systems to explore ways in which the logistical and cost burden of operating the system can be reduced.

  • MQ-4C Triton in flight

    Key AESA radar flight tests begin on MQ-4C Triton


    ​The US Navy has launched flight testing on the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton of one of the first active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars with 360-degree coverage that was developed exclusively for the maritime patrol mission.

  • SkyLark - Rex Features

    IDF seeks larger brigade-level UAV


    ​Sources have revealed that the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has revived a plan to acquire a larger brigade-level unmanned air vehicle than its battalion-level Elbit Systems Skylark I-LE.

  • Bell-Boeing MV-22,

    DARPA carries out full PCAS prototype demo using MV-22


    ​The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) carried out testing of a full prototype of the Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) for the first time during the US Marine Corps’ Talon Reach exercise.

  • Amazon drone - Rex Features

    FAA permits Amazon to test new UAV model


    The Federal Aviation Administration has apparently granted Amazon permission to test a newer variant of its parcel-delivering unmanned air vehicle prototype, following the award of an experimental airworthiness certificate for an out-of-date model.