The US Office of Naval Research has completed the final helicopter flight demonstration with autonomous capability as part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program. AACUS is a partnership between ONR and technology company Aurora Flight Sciences
Boeing has completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
Boeing has acquired an autonomous systems technologies provider, Aurora Flight Sciences under an agreement signed by the companies. "The combined strength and innovation of our teams will advance the development of autonomy for our commercial and military systems," said Greg Hyslop, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology
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The US Army is looking to partner with an engineering firm, Aurora Flight Sciences to jointly develop and manufacture high-speed, high-endurance and high-payload capabilities for vertical lift platforms. The engineering firm hosted a visit from U
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a program Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) with Boeing and Area-I aeronautics company to test wings equipped with actuators that would enable them to fold during flight. The folding wings project could provide the ability to modify wings for maximum efficiency depending on flight conditions,
Aurora Flight Sciences recently tested a system that allows traditional helicopters to fly unmanned. The Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System, a kit that attaches to full-scale rotary-wing aircraft and allows them to fly in and out of austere landing zones with little human assistance, was attached to a Bell 206 helicopter on May 25 and flown around Bealeton, Va
Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully demonstrated its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-off and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL x-plane) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at a US military facility. The flight of the subscale aircraft met an important DARPA risk reduction requirement, focusing on validation of the aerodynamic design and flight control system
Alcoa Defense has been awarded a five-year contract worth $50 million from the US Army for R&D projects focused on developing innovative, light-weighting solutions for ground combat vehicles. The “Ground Vehicle Light-Weighting” contract is to support efforts to accelerate technology research and development and provide engineering solutions for Department of Defense ground vehicles and intelligent ground systems
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Thursday that the Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences was awarded a contract worth $89 million for Phases II development of vertical take-off and landing X-plane research project. The VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program aims top aircraft speed without sacrificing range, efficiency or the ability
Aurora Flight Sciences has won a $6 Million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. The objective of the ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft in order to enable operation with reduced onboard crew
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