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Aurora Flight Sciences Implements Lockheed-Built Unmanned Vehicle Control Platform

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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 …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, DARPA Agree on X-Plane Tech’s Commercial Transition

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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 …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Socionext Partner to Develop Drone Collision Protection System

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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. …

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Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences Flies Autonomous UH-1H Helicopter in Cargo Resupply Demo

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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 …

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Rajneesh Singh: Army, Aurora Flight Sciences Eye Unmanned Aviation Tech R&D Partnership

Rajneesh Singh: Army, Aurora Flight Sciences Eye Unmanned Aviation Tech R&D Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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 …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

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Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed. “SideArm aims to replicate carriers’ capability to quickly and safely accelerate and …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Sikorsky Develop Robotic Copilot Systems Under DARPA Program

Aurora Flight Sciences, Sikorsky Develop Robotic Copilot Systems Under DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary and Aurora Flight Sciences have developed robotic systems that are designed to operate aircraft autonomously as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System initiative, Defense News reported Wednesday. Valerie Insinna writes Jean Charles-Lede, program manager at DARPA’s tactical technology program office, said the ALIAS program seeks …

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Aurora Flight Sciences to Continue NASA Mature D8 Experimental Aircraft Concept Development

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Aurora Flight Sciences has secured a six-month, $2.9 million contract to continue the development of the D8 subsonic commercial aircraft as part of NASA's aviation innovation efforts. The contract aims to help establish requirements for the experimental aircraft or X-Plane program and kick-start the research phase to further develop the D8 commercial airliner, Aurora said …

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

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Aurora 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 …

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Stratasys, Aurora Flight Sciences Produce 3-D Printed Lightweight UAV

Stratasys, Aurora Flight Sciences Produce 3-D Printed Lightweight UAV - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerospace company Aurora Flight Sciences and additive manufacturing firm Stratasys have designed and built a high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle using 3-D printing technology. Stratasys said Monday the UAV can fly faster than 150 miles per hour and is made of lightweight materials. Scott Sevcik, aerospace and defense senior business development manager for …

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Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

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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 …

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Boeing’s Aurora Subsidiary to Continue Orion UAS Development for Air Force

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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 …

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Aurora Announces Krieg and Tether To Board of Directors

Aurora Announces Krieg and Tether To Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Kenneth J. Krieg and Dr. Anthony J. Tether  were recently elected to the Aurora Flight Sciences Board of Directors, a leading provider of military and scientific aerospace vehicles and applications.  Kenneth Krieg is in charge of  Mclean-based Samford Global Strategies. Krieg most recently served under the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics from …

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