Handheld controller used in X-47B tests

The fighter-sized X-47B UCAV successful performed hand-controlled deck maneuvers on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, defense company Rockwell Collins said. Rockwell Collins said its Tactical Targeting Network Technology was used to put the unmanned combat aerial vehicle through on-deck paces,…

Cyberhawk recruiting UAS Pilots

Cyberhawk Innovations provide specialist aerial inspection and surveying services for a range of industrial clients. The company has grown rapidly over the last year and with a strong order book we are looking to recruit a number of ROAV/UAS/ pilots. We are interested…

Aerial drone use in the U.S.

Law enforcement, legal, and industry experts testified on the domestic use of unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The hearing began already in progress and was pre-empted by the House of Representatives.…

Unmanned aircraft deliver full view for Soldiers

By KARI HAWKINS Assistant editor Redstone Rocket Even in the wake of defense budget cuts, the employees of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and its parent organization – the Program Executive Office for Aviation – remain steadfast in their support…

Senators examine domestic drones’ effect on privacy

By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau LA Times WASHINGTON — As federal authorities accelerate plans to license thousands of surveillance drones over U.S. soil by late 2015, some legal experts and lawmakers are warning that unmanned aircraft could threaten privacy on…

SA well-placed to corner drone market

Liam Mannix SOUTH Australia is poised to become Australia’s national drone hub. Buried in the small print of Premier Jay Weatherill’s economic vision statement on Friday was a commitment from the government to pursue the establishment of a drone industry in…

The Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Rory Paul talks Agriculture and UAS on IOWA public radio and does a great job of representing the community. The current legal situation is very well covered a must listen to show for those considering a UA business. Very sensible…

Golf Channel drone

Perhaps it’s already too late for the FAA to try and enforce drone rules. Personal or commercial flying robots look to be here to stay and will be operated regardless of what the FAA say the restrictions are. To date…

Drone soars over vineyards, but is it legal?

By DEREK MOORE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT The YouTube video begins with a soaring journey above century-old magnolia trees that lead from Highway 12 into Kenwood’s Kunde Family Estate. Winemaker Zach Long describes the estate’s wines as the aerial tour continues over hillside…