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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 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
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 decelerate planes through a portable, […] More
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 a platform that can eliminate the […] More
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 Sept. 13. The goal is […] More
A NASA spacecraft with a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built instrument that works to measure high-energy particles is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 as part of a mission to study the planet and the universe. Johns Hopkins APL’s Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Juno spacecraft has three detectors designed […] More
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 in unprepared landing sites, the […] More
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 vertical solutions at Stratasys, noted […] More
The Lockheed Martin-built Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has detected aurora-like atmospheric lights and a dust cloud at orbital altitude during its mission for NASA‘s Mars Exploration Program. NASA said Wednesday MAVEN’s Langmuir Probe and Waves instrument and Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph observed the two phenomena in the spacecraft’s fourth month on Martian orbit. The dust cloud, which has been present throughout MAVEN’s […] More

The Defense Health Agency has awarded Tyto Athene's government solutions division a $65.8 million contract to provide operational system support services for DHA's E-Commerce program. Tyto Government Solutions will maintain, operate and provide engineering technical support to DHA's enterprise information technology infrastructure supporting the commercial health care system, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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