All Civil UAVs articles – Page 33

  • 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.

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    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.

  • global hawk c nasa

    US project looks to develop meteorological-monitoring UAV


    A research effort is looking to develop an unmanned air vehicle-based capability that will allow scientists and meteorologists to track the movement of weather as it develops.

  • Watchkeeper Afghan - Crown Copyright

    OPINION: Unmanned aviation still a work in progress


    ​UAVs may be the future of aviation, but there's still much development to be done

  • Precision agriculture UAV

    ANALYSIS: Importance increases for training of commercial UAV operators


    ​In its shake up of the regulations governing unmanned air vehicle operations in Europe, EASA has proposed that training and licencing of pilots be incorporated into its future rule-making.

  • Norwegian F-35

    Norway reconfirms plans to acquire 52 F-35s


    Norway's defence ministry has used a strategic defence review to underline its continued commitment to acquiring 52 Lockheed Martin F-35s, as well as outlining plans to acquire different types of manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft.

  • RAF Reaper - Crown Copyright

    'Protector' UAV fleet to replace RAF Reapers


    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has introduced a “Protector” programme, which will seek to replace the Royal Air Force’s 10-strong General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle fleet.

  • MQ-9

    ANALYSIS: Predator training demand continues in New Mexico


    The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator unmanned air vehicles are the backbone of the US Air Force unmanned surveillance fleet, and their use in multiple theatres demands a robust training schedule.

  • Hammerhead - Piaggio

    Piaggio confident of securing second P.1HH customer by Farnborough


    Piaggio Aerospace is committed to securing a second European customer for its P.1HH HammerHead unmanned air vehicle by July’s Farnborough air show, following launch customer Italy’s commitment earlier this year to purchase six aircraft and three ground stations, for delivery in 2016.

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    ANALYSIS: Royal Navy opens doors for UAV ops discussions


    ​In an effort to progress in its understanding of unmanned air vehicle operations, the Royal Navy held a maritime unmanned air systems awareness conference at RNAS Culdrose – home of the 700 Xperimental (700X) naval air squadron that operates the Insitu ScanEagle UAV – on 24 and 25 September.

  • RQ-4 Global Hawk - US Air Force

    Northrop receives $3.2bn to support USAF Global Hawk


    ​The US Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3.2 billion contract to sustain and modernise all variants of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle.

  • ScanEagle - Boeing

    ScanEagle to be delivered to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan


    ​Insitu has received three export contracts for its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle that will see it deliver the system to Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan.

  • F-330 UAV - UMS Group

    UK ASTRAEA programme denied further government funding


    ​The UK government has rejected the most recent funding request from a consortium of British companies that have been seeking to develop the necessary regulations and technology to incorporate unmanned air vehicles into national airspace.

  • Patroller

    Sagem signs teaming agreement to offer Patroller UAV to Egypt


    Sagem has teamed up with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned air vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces.

  • MQ-9 with sonobuoy - General Atomics

    New maritime capability developed for MQ-9


    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has introduced a new sonobuoy capability for its MQ-9 Guardian maritime unmanned air vehicle which, alongside a number of other developing technologies, could make it a contender to help fill the UK’s maritime patrol gap.