Tag Archives: Aurora Flight Sciences

Boeing Subsidiary Introduces New Solar-Powered, Long-Endurance Drone

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, has unveiled a new autonomous aircraft that utilizes solar energy to perform long, high-altitude flights. The Manassas, Va.-based company said Wednesday its new Odysseus unmanned aerial system can support climate change and atmospheric research as well as missions focused on communication, connectivity and intelligence. Odysseus is designed to …

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Mark Cherry: Phantom Works Undergoes Reorg to Better Integrate With Boeing’s Defense Business

Mark Cherry, vice president of Boeing’s Phantom Works unit, has said he reorganized the contractor’s technology arm to further realign it with other areas of the firm’s defense business, Inside Defense reported Thursday. He told the publication that the reorganization effort resulted in the integration of Phantom Works’ personnel in key areas …

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

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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Aurora Flight Sciences Implements Lockheed-Built Unmanned Vehicle Control Platform

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

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

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 Subsidiary to Continue Orion UAS Development for Air Force

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

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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