Tag Archives: Aurora Flight Sciences

ONR’s Autonomous Resupply Program a Finalist for NAA Award

The National Aeronautic Association has selected an Office of Naval Research-led autonomous helicopter flight demonstration program as a finalist for the nonprofit organization’s Robert J. Collier Trophy. ONR partnered with Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary to develop the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System in an effort to accelerate the delivery of ammunition, equipment, food, …

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Marines Demo Autonomous Tech on UH-1 Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has demonstrated an autonomous technology on a UH-1 Huey military helicopter at Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. The flight demonstration was part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System partnership between the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences, ONR said Wednesday. “With AACUS, an unmanned helicopter …

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DARPA Test-Flies Aurora Flight Sciences’ VTOL X-Plane Prototype

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted subscale flight tests of an Aurora Flight Sciences-developed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as part of DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane program. DARPA said Wednesday the subscale X-Plane model demonstrated auto takeoff, sustained hover, directional and translational control, waypoint navigation and auto landing functions during flight …

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Ashish Bagai: DARPA Taps 4 Contractors to Blend New, Existing Tech for ‘X-Plane’ Design Project

Four companies will work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help design prototypes of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing hybrid aircraft. Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Aurora Flight Sciences and Karem Aircraft will build the prototypes under DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane program, the agency said Tuesday. DARPA wants to create an aircraft that can …

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