All Civil UAVs news – Page 32

  • JLENS Raytheon

    US Army aerostat descends after three-hour flight


    ​A US Army tethered aerostat has descended near to the ground after breaking loose from its moorings and floating free for several hours over northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania.

  • Puma AE - AeroVironment

    Swedish army evaluates Mali UAV deployment


    Following operational deployments to Mali and Afghanistan, the Swedish army’s family of unmanned air vehicles is nearing the end of its lifespan, with replacement programmes potentially due to begin in 2016.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright

    CONOPS required for UK F-35 data collection


    Concepts of operation need to be developed so the UK’s new Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters can best exploit the large amount of data that it would collect, a Royal Navy representative has claimed.

  • NATO E-3A - Miks Uzans/NATO

    NATO looks to AGS to retain AWACS relevance


    The lifespan of NATO’s airborne warning and control system fleet has become increasingly dependent on it being able to operate alongside its new unmanned Alliance Ground Surveillance capability.

  • Patroller flight Istres - Sagem

    Patroller carries out Portugal homeland security tests


    In an effort to further test the integration of unmanned air vehicles in European airspace, European Commission testing saw the SAGEM Patroller carry out flight trials in homeland security scenarios in Portugal.

  • MD4-200 VTOL UAV - Rex Features

    DfT takes UAV discussion on military and civil UAVs to the public


    A Department for Transport-led team is about to launch a series of public dialogues that will help inform the government on how the British population views the operation of civil and military unmanned air vehicles in UK airspace.

  • PAS15 UAV

    NASA plans next phase of UAV ATM integration


    NASA plans to carry out beyond line-of-sight testing of an air traffic management component for unmanned air vehicles in 2016, following on from a series of low-risk testing that took place last August.

  • NASA drone

    FAA reiterates need for UAV registration


    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reinforced the importance of regulating unmanned air systems (UAS), even as its near-term funding remains uncertain.

  • Watchkeeper - Thales

    CAA claims Watchkeeper controlled airspace flight was isolated event


    The recent flight of a Thales Watchkeeper in controlled airspace in Wales was simply “a one-off”, and a lot more work must be done before unmanned systems of its size can routinely fly through national airspace, the UK Civil Aviation Authority says.

  • UAV - AscTec

    New-start Iris to offer high-end sensing UAV services


    A newly created company is preparing to penetrate the unmanned air vehicle services market by offering high-end sensing for commercial applications.

  • News

    Airbus names outsider to lead defence and space business


    Airbus has named Siemens executive Dirk Hoke to succeed Bernhard Gerwert as chief executive of Airbus Defence and Space next year, reaching outside the company to succeed a 36-year veteran of the company.

  • Phantom UAV - Rex

    More UAV surveillance needed following Nepalese earthquake


    Following the destruction caused by a major earthquake in Nepal earlier this year, a humanitarian unmanned air vehicle coordinator is calling on more operators to take their systems to the country, in order to provide aerial services to aid in analysis of the event.

  • FE Panther front - IAI

    IAI pitches unmanned Panther to South Korea


    Israel Aerospace Industries has teamed with South Korea’s Hankuk Carbon to offer a Front Engine Panther version of its 67kg-class (147lb) vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle.

  • K-Max fed firefighting test - LM

    K-Max carries out US federal government firefighting tests


    Lockheed Martin and Kaman have demonstrated to US federal government departments the firefighting capabilities of the unmanned K-Max helicopter.

  • Watchkeeper - Thales

    Watchkeeper carries out sortie in controlled airspace


    Thales’s Watchkeeper unmanned air vehicle has been successfully flown in controlled airspace under the jurisdiction of air traffic control for the first time, completing a 1h sortie in Wales on 30 September.

  • Black Hornet - UK MoD

    MAA prepares update to unmanned operations guidelines


    ​The UK’s Military Aviation Authority is preparing the release of an updated version of its regulations on unmanned air vehicles, which will draw on feedback from the first document that was released in January this year.

  • Gray Eagle

    General Atomics confirms first Improved Gray Eagle purchase


    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has confirmed the US Army’s purchase of 19 “Improved Gray Eagle” UAVs following the service’s disclosure this week that its MQ-1C procurement has been “amended” to the extended-range version.

  • Insitu RQ-21A

    US Navy orders super-sensor for RQ-21 UAS


    ​Logos Technologies will develop a highly advanced sensor suite for the Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned air system under an $18.2 million contract awarded by the US Office of Naval Research.

  • Droneport - Foster + Partners

    Rwandan "Droneport" project seeks UAVs for testing


    A project aiming to deliver medical supplies to remote areas of Africa using unmanned air vehicles is gathering pace, as it prepares to select the systems that will be used for a pilot test programme in 2016.

  • AH-64E - US Army

    US Army replaces Lockheed data link on AH-64 Apache


    A Lockheed Martin communications system will be replaced on the Boeing AH-64E Apache fleet as the US Army moves to standardise data links for manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T).