All Civil UAVs articles – Page 32

  • 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).

  • Iraqi CH-4 - Iraqi MoD

    Iraq debuts new Chinese CH-4 UAV


    Iraq's defence ministry has released a video and pictures of its first China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) CH-4B “Rainbow” unmanned air vehicle taking off from Kut airbase.

  • DJI Phantom drones - Aflo/Rex Shutterstock

    Japan to introduce new UAV regulations


    ​The Japanese government is to begin enforcing new regulations surrounding the use of unmanned air vehicles in national airspace in December, with its action having been prompted by a threat to its prime minister last April.

  • Amazon drone - Rex Features

    UK claims to be ahead of international UAV regulators


    ​The UK’s Department for Transport has claimed the country is pioneering ahead of European and international airspace regulators to rapidly look at integrating unmanned air vehicles into national airspace.

  • Taranis - BAE Systems

    Taranis to enter third testing phase


    ​The UK’s BAE Systems Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator will carry out a third phase of flight tests towards the end of the year, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.

  • RAF Reaper - Crown Copyright

    MoD reveals Reaper derivative will be chosen for Protector


    The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the unmanned air vehicle that it plans to acquire under its recently-announced Protector effort will be a derivative of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper that the Royal Air Force operates.

  • MQ-9

    US clears GA-ASI to export MQ-9s to Spain


    The US State Department has cleared General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to export four MQ-9 unmanned air systems to Spain, says the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in a notice to Congress on 6 October.

  • SB1Defiant

    Pentagon concerned about prime contractor consolidation


    The Pentagon has very few tools in its arsenal to constrain major mergers and acquisitions between prime contractors – a fact that has become all too apparent to defence acquisition chief Frank Kendall with Lockheed Martin’s $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky.

  • NASA drone

    FAA proposes $1.9 million fine on commercial drone firm


    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $1.9 million fine on a commercial unmanned air systems (UAS) operator, the largest penalty yet assesses in the agency’s growing crackdown on the unmanned industry.