Drones, UAVs and RPAVs - what can they do and what are the challenges? Get the real facts on the revolution in unmanned aviation in both civil and military guises with these two FREE articles from the November edition of AEROSPACE magazine. [caption id="attachment_8707" align="alignnone" width="495"] Contrary to popular belief the Reaper UAV is not autonomous. (MoD)[/caption] In the first article from the November edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS's Air Power Group considers the issues of armed unmanned aircraft and ethics on the battlefield. Should UAV's like the RAF's Reaper be treated differently to manned aircraft, or if not, why not? Read it here as a PDF:      

 The civil 'drone' debate

[caption id="attachment_8708" align="alignnone" width="495"] Sky-Futures are one of a new breed of professional civil UAS operators. (Sky-Futures).[/caption] In the second article from the November AEROSPACE issue, TIM ROBINSON reports from a recent RAeS Conference on the challenges of growth for civil UAVs. Big opportunities for growth are forecast - but the conference also highlighted the challenges such as safety, privacy and certification. Read it here as a PDF:   As a RAeS Member you get access to the Royal Aeronautical Society's monthly magazine AEROSPACE every month - keeping you informed and up-to-date on the advances in the art & science of aeronautics. Want to reach a global, professional audience of 18,000+ RAeS Members that range from students, to CEOs, airline chiefs and industry leaders? Advertise in AEROSPACE Emma Bossom T +44 (0)20 7670 4342 E emma.bossom@aerosociety.com  

Tim Robinson
8 November 2013