Drones

FAA Isn’t Using the Troves of Data It’s Collecting on Drone Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration has years of data on operating drones that it could share with stakeholders, auditors said.

Proposed FAA Rule Would Kickstart New Economy For IDing Drones

The new remote ID rule would require all unmanned aircraft systems to have a unique identifier that can be tracked by the FAA, law enforcement and the general public.

The Pentagon Wants AI-Driven Drone Swarms for Search and Rescue Ops

The project will likely require AI and unmanned systems developers to work together under the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Pentagon Is Searching for Domestic Drone Options

Acquisition chief Ellen Lord shared details about the Defense Department's efforts to spark a U.S. ecosystem for small unmanned aerial systems and counter technologies.

What Can Drones Do to Protect Civilians in Armed Conflict?

The United Nations has been trying to figure that out.

House Passes Bill that Mandates TSA to Study Emerging Transportation Security Threats

The legislation calls for a task force to look into emerging cyber, chemical, drone and other threats. 

Robotics Researchers Have a Duty to Prevent Autonomous Weapons

Our ever-growing appetite for intelligent, autonomous machines poses a host of ethical challenges.

How Chilean Protesters Took Down a Drone With Standard Laser Pointers

The low-powered presentation tool/dangerous children’s toy is becoming a weapon of choice for protesters around the world trying to take down or disable surveillance tech.

Lawmakers Want to Ban Unauthorized Drones from Flying Over Stadium Concerts

The FAA currently only issues temporary flight restrictions during sporting events, but a bipartisan group of senators wants to protect stadium skies during all types of events.

Interior Grounds All Drones With Ties to Chinese Companies

The decision comes months after agency officials approved purchases of aircraft built by the Chinese firm SZ DJI Technology. 

How an FAA Committee Aims to Accelerate Drone Integration

The Drone Advisory Committee recently offered recommendations around Remote Identification, or virtual license plates for drones.

Marines Try Using Drones to Bring Blood to Battle

The light unmanned aircraft made hundreds of supply drops during recent Australian live-fire wargames.

The Postal Service is Exploring Big Ideas for Small Drones

Unmanned aircraft could transport packages across tough terrains and inform future initiatives to introduce autonomous vehicles.

The Endless Aerial Surveillance of the Border

New reports suggest that drone activity at the southern border is spreading to nearby cities, erasing the line between police procedures and immigration enforcement.

New Tech Promises to Stop Drones from Overflying Stadiums — and Find the People Flying Them

Raytheon says its products helped police nab four flying drones over an outdoor concert.

New Tech Aims to Tell Pilots When Their Plane Has Been Hacked

Raytheon is pitching a product to detect cyber intrusions into aircraft, drones and even missiles.