The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) performed tests of an airborne high-powered laser system from Elbit Systems [ESLT] to take down multiple unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), the MoD announced in a June 21 press release. The tests, which are part of the first phase in the development of the ...

Insitu, a Boeing [BA] subsidiary, has formed a partnership with two Norwegian companies, Robot Aviation and Andøya Space, to build an unmanned aviation ecosystem made for the Arctic and High North, the company announced in a June 8 press release. “The Arctic is a place where one of the world& ...

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the final effective date of April 21, 2021, for drone remote identification (Remote ID), operations over people, moving vehicles, and night flight rules to go into effect after unveiling the rules in December 2020.  The FAA’s notice of ...

The Army’s Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) will fill a gap in current UAS systems by including key capabilities like vertical takeoff, reduced size and footprint, and faster setup time to make the drone more runway independent, Army Col. Scott Anderson, Project Manager of UAS for ...

President Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 18 that instructs federal agencies to assess the risks of the procurement and use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from foreign drone manufacturers with the goal of removing them in favor of domestically produced UAS. “It is the policy of the ...