ATM and UTM are becoming more and more linked as new aircraft enter airspace controlled by air traffic management organisations globally. As a result, we will increase our coverage of these topics in this UTM section of our site to make them easier to identify if this is your area of interest. Below you will find news and features on uncrewed traffic management (UTM) solutions, uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), drones, eVTOL and more as the industry evolves.
Australia to procure an additional MQ-4C Triton
The Australian Department of Defence has announced that it will acquire a third Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
USAF Reapers arrive in Estonia
In co-operation with the Estonian government, the USAF has deployed MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), personnel and support equipment to Amari air base, Estonia.
UAVOS, KACST team up on Saker-1C MALE UAV
UAVOS has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) to develop the Saker-1C – a new medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS).
Boeing rolls out first Loyal Wingman prototype
An industry team – led by Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) – have rolled out the first of three Airpower Teaming System (ATS) prototypes.
Greece to lease Heron UAVs from Israel
Representatives from Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Greek Ministry of National Defence have signed an agreement to lease a number of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Greece.
Fire Scout begins AN/ZPY-8 radar flight trials
The US Navy has commenced flight testing of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, equipped with Leonardo’s AN/ZPY-8 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
USAF completes flight tests on Skyborg testbed
Last month, the USAF’s Emerging Technology Combined Test Force (ET-CTF) completed flight tests on its new autonomous aircraft testbed in support of its ongoing Skyborg project.
Russia accepts first Orion UAVs
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted its first three Orion long-range medium- to high-altitude unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) from the Kronstadt Group.
USMC performs first operational MQ-9A flight in Middle East
Pilots and sensor operators from the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) ‘Watchdogs' have conducted the first operational flight of an MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) in the Middle East.
US Navy orders three more MQ-25s
The US Navy has exercised a contract option to procure an additional three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air-to-air refuelling aircraft.