While records are nice, the flight’s main purpose was to demonstrate significant improvements that will give customers confidence about operational flying.
The Trump administration announces 10 local, state and tribal government projects under the UAS Integration Pilot Program.
While still brash and aggressive, the commercial drone industry is evolving to meet the needs of large corporate customers.
U.S. Navy project seeks to extend the reach of explosive ordnance disposal robots by teaming them with unmanned helicopters, enabling airlift and remote operation up to 50 mi.
DLR’s converted autogyro, nicknamed Air Dolly, will prove cargo concept.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department seek congressional grant of authority to defend against rogue drones.
Growing experience in delivering goods by drone may be coming to the U.S. as part of an FAA pilot program to accelerate commercial use of unmanned aircraft.
The midaltitude UAV is reportedly designed to operate at altitudes of 10-12 km on missions lasting up to 24 hr.
Yates Electrospace is still pursuing ever-higher electric-aircraft speeds, but its first product is a disposable cargo glider.
Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrates resupply at the touch of a button by unmanned helicopter under the Office of Naval Research’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System program.