Real-time virtual view of the battle space allows single operator to control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles simultaneously, say researchers.
Draganflyer X6 robo-copter fills UAV niche.
Turbine-powered unmanned rotorcraft hovers high and keeps going and going in recent performance tests. Plus: A test shot for the Advanced Tactical Laser.
Successful maiden flight for new U.K. UAV.
In Washington, drone aircraft have found friends in high places, like Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Now they've also found a home in the Smithsonian Institution.
The U.S. Army wants more of the aerial drones flying in combat zones. The Air Force says the scramble could push Predator teams to the breaking point.
U.S. military says soldiers are applauding aid from drones and other robots as they attempt to fend off enemies, scout out dangerous terrain, and stay out of harm's way.
In October, there were more than twice as many aerial drones in service with the Air Force as there had been at the start of 2007.
An unmanned aircraft with a hydrogen engine--a variation on the gas-powered motors in Ford's Fusion and Escape hybrids--does well in preliminary tests, the companies say.
Tailless, stealth UAV, could be operating off US Navy carriers by 2020.