Category: US & Canada

Airbus Group Receives Order For 12 New Helicopters For U.S. Army

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Army has exercised $65.8 million in contract options for 12 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters and associated mission equipment packages from prime contractor Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. The UH-72A is manufactured on the same Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line in Columbus, Miss., that has delivered almost 350 Lakotas to the Army, Navy and […]

FAA’s UAV Registration Task Force Moves Forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded. With estimates that 700,000 consumer UAVs could be sold by year end, “we need to get something in place quickly,” […]

X-47B Passes Unmanned Refueling Test

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U.S. Navy’s X-47B is the first unmanned aircraft to successfully refuel midflight—a feat test pilots found more challenging than landing it on an aircraft carrier. The aircraft only had a matter of inches in which it could moveversus a number of feet on the aircraft carrier,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeff McLean, Air Test and […]