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Aurora Flight Sciences Lands Contract Modification for Navy Unmanned Aerial Cargo Platform

Aurora Flight Sciences Lands Contract Modification for Navy Unmanned Aerial Cargo Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event

naval-drone-stock-photoAurora Flight Sciences has received a potential two-year, $11 million contract modification to build an autonomous airborne cargo platform for the U.S. Navy.

The Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System is an Office of Naval Research-funded program that seeks to allow remote-controlled, vertical take-off and landing platforms to perform cargo deliveries in unprepared landing sites, the Defense Department said Friday.

ONR plans to implement an open-architecture framework in order to facilitate the integration of the AACUS platform with unmanned and crewed rotary-wing planes.

Work will occur at the contractor’s facility in Manassas, Virginia, through Feb. 28, 2017, according to DoD.

ONR will obligate $3 million from the service branch's fiscal 2016 research, test, development and evaluation funds at the time of award.

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Written by Jane Edwards

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