Shaping the future

Subtitle: On the eve of the annual AUVSI show in Washington, our special report looks at tomorrow's unmanned systems. We reveal how a US competition could define their battlefield roles for decades to come, look at how technologies are bringing integration of UAVs into civil airspace closer and round up the leading products. Playing catch-up : two major contests are giving US defence planners the chance to set out what they want from tomorrow's unmanned aircraft / Stephen Trimble. -- Raising the ante : US bodies aim to match Europe by accelerating integration of manned and unmanned vehicles into civil airspace / John Croft. -- Europe seeks collision avoidance solutions / Niall O'Keeffe. -- Control Technologies ready to make giant leap / John Croft. -- BAE grows into UAVs : UK company transforms itself into a niche player in the unmanned systems market with the help of acquisitions / Craig Hoyle. -- Ones to watch : from AeroVironment to Urban Aeronautics, we list unmanned air vehicles that face major milestones in 2009 and 2010 / Rob Coppinger, Stephen Trimble.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 32-43 : ill.
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 176
    • Issue Number: 5200
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Drones
  • Subject Areas: Aviation; Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2009 8:04AM