General UAV Information
The UAV is an acronym for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is an aircraft with no pilot on board. UAVs can be remote controlled aircraft (e.g. flown by a pilot at a ground control station) or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or more complex dynamic automation systems. UAVs are currently used for a number of missions, including reconnaissance and attack roles. The acronym UAV has been expanded in some cases to UAVS (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle System). The FAA has adopted the acronym UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) to reflect the fact that these complex systems include ground stations and other elements besides the actual air vehicles.
The military role of UAV's has grown at unprecedented rates. In the year 2005, tactical and theater level unmanned aircraft (UA) alone, had flown over 100,000 flight hours in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). Rapid advances in technology are enabling more and more capability to be placed on smaller airframes which is spurring a large increase in the number of (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems) being deployed on the battlefield. Read more...
UAV Marketplace News
New market research calculates that in 2010 the global market for unmanned aerial vehicles will reach more than $5.5 billion.
This can be attributed to the wide and growing popularity of UAVs as a key asset for armed forces worldwide.
Led by the US, which dominates spending on UAVs, many of the world's armed services are acquiring or developing a wide range of UAVs for use in current conflicts as well as in future scenarios.
Euroclydon UAV News
With the unveiling of the Euroclydon
Tactical VTOL UAV in the fall of 2010, the first release of the UAV into the commercial market is scheduled for January 2011!
The current Euroclydon Tactical VTOL UAV's design primarily targets reconnaissance and surveillance missions, though the UAV is constructed for the utmost adaptability, should an increase in size and power be required for missions involving significant payloads.
Utilizing vertical take-off and landing features, the Euroclydon UAV has no requirements for launch / recovery equipment, making it one of the most mobile and versatile UAV's to enter the private sector market.
UAV National News
The Department of Homeland Security will likely have to wait a while before having a full UAV fleet.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it needs a fleet of 24 unmanned aerial vehicles to properly patrol the U.S. borders and aid in national disaster relief, security officials now say.
The use of UAVs typically has been combat oriented, but can be used for a wide variety of tasks over U.S. territory.
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Aerospace News is presented to provide general UAV information and news related to the current UAV market. This page will be updated regularly with UAV marketplace and national news as well as points of interest directly related to the Euroclydon Tactical VTOL UAV.