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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given Boeing‘s  Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary and Lockheed Martin the green light to develop technology for an active flow control X-plane development project. DARPA said Thursday the first phase of its Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors will focus on software and system requirements development, initial designs […] More

Rob Johnson, owner of Portland, Ore.-based marketing and communications consulting firm Fine Tuning, wrote in a Federal News Network commentary piece published Wednesday about the Aurora exascale computing system of the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and how it could help advance research across medicine, engineering, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.

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Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based Marine Corps Air Ground Combat […] More
Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary has adopted a software platform Lockheed Martin developed to help operators manage numerous unmanned vehicles for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Aurora Flight Sciences purchased the Vehicle Control Station product in a move to accelerate its autonomous technology development efforts, Lockheed said Tuesday. VSCi is built upon an open architecture framework and designed […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary have agreed to transition aircraft technology developed through the DARPA-funded Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane program to commercial applications. Aurora said Tuesday its XV-24 subscale vehicle demonstrator reached key aviation milestones during the course of the VTOL X-Plane project. The platform includes a a synchronous electric-drive […] More
Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary and Japan-based Socionext have partnered to develop a radar-enabled system that will be designed to protect consumer drones from collision. The Radar Flight Control Module will employ a single-chip 24 gigahertz radar that uses range measurement software to detect the presence, distance and speed of nearby objects, Socionext said Tuesday. Users will be able to […] More
Aurora Flight Sciences has received a potential $48 million contract to continue developing twin-engine unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Air Force. The Boeing subsidiary said Wednesday it will build an Orion UAS variant designed to perform in any location worldwide. Aurora will produce the system at its facilities in Mississippi and Virginia. Orion is designed to operate for 100 consecutive […] More
Aurora Flight Sciences has demonstrated an autonomous version of the UH-1H helicopter as part of the Office of Naval Research‘s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System program. The Boeing subsidiary said Wednesday the AACUS-Enabled UH-1H helicopter, or AEH-1, performed multiple flights at the Marine Corps Base Quantico to verify its capacity to conduct resupply missions autonomously in operationally relevant […] More
Aurora Flight Sciences has received a 12-month contract to further develop a subsonic aircraft technology as part of a NASA program that aims to increase fuel and operational efficiency and reduce noise of commercial planes. The company said Tuesday it will continue to work with Pratt & Whitney and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to advance the D8 […] More
The U.S. Army wants to partner with Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop technologies that will work to increase the speed, endurance payload capacity of unmanned vertical lift platforms. Rajneesh Singh, acting division chief at the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle technology directorate, said in a statement published Tuesday both parties seek to initiate the project through a cooperative research and […] More
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