Certified Version of Orion UAS to be Developed

Aurora’s Orion Ultra Long Endurance UAS (Image: Aurora Flight Sciences)

Aurora Flight Sciences , a Boeing Company, has confirmed that they have been awarded a new $48 million contract by the U.S. Air Force has for the continued development of the Orion long endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Orion is a twin-engine high performance UAS that can stay aloft over 100 hours at a time with payloads in excess of 1,000 pounds. Development of the Orion started in 2006 and its first flight was in August 2013. In December 2014, the Orion established the current UAS world endurance...


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