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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Aurora Wins DARPA TERN Program Contract Award
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences today announced that the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) has awarded it a $2,811,232 contract for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) program.
The objective of the DAPRA TERN program is to design, develop, and demonstrate a medium-altitude long-endurance ... read more
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Ellen Tauscher to Join Aurora Board
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/18/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that The Honorable Ellen O'Kane Tauscher has been elected to the Aurora Board of Directors.
Tauscher is a former Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 10th Congressional district. She was first elected in 1996 ... read more
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Aurora's Orion UAS Successfully Completes First Flight
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference that the Orion Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) successfully completed its first flight on August 24, 2013. The flight was conducted on a western test range, lasted three hours ... read more
Monday, September 16, 2013
Aurora's Skate(R) Supports Operational Missions in Afghanistan
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Skate® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) was recently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom missions. Aurora's role in supporting these military missions includes in-theatre training and logistics support.
Deployment of Skate® to support operations ... read more
Monday, August 19, 2013
Aurora Flight Sciences Delivers NASA Space Suit Simulator
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it has delivered a completed Space Suit Simulator (S3) to NASA following the successful completion of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research effort. Aurora collaborated with Professors Dava Newman and Jeffrey Hoffman of the Massachusetts ... read more
Monday, June 17, 2013
Aurora Flight Sciences Offers Global Leases for Centaur OPA Surveillance Aircraft
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today it is offering Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) globally for leasing or fee-for-service. This Aurora offering makes Centaur's unique capabilities available to customers seeking intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data without the burden of purchasing and operating ... read more
Monday, June 10, 2013
Electric Ducted Lift Fan Completes High Powered Thrust Tests
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences along with partners ThinGap and Trust Automation are answering the need for safe, high power density electric lift fans, with specific interest in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air vehicle applications. The team's unique approach utilizes a DC brushless ... read more
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Aurora Flight Sciences Receives SBA's Tibbetts Award
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was honored by the Small Business Administration with its Tibbetts Award which recognizes technological innovation made possible through the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The award is named for Roland ... read more
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Centaur Receives C4ISR Award for Innovation
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- Aurora Flight Sciences' Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft was awarded the "Big 25 Award" from C4ISR Journal on April 26 during the annual C4ISR Journal Conference. Centaur was selected under the "Innovations" category due to its unique design that permits both manned and ... read more
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Monday, October 1, 2012
Aurora's Skate(R) SUAS Embeds With Massachusetts SWAT Team
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences recently signed an agreement with the Boston area Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC) to establish a program to evaluate Aurora's Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) by their Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operations.
This program will allow MetroLEC to ... read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mark Cherry Joins Aurora as President and COO
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that Mark C. Cherry will become President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective October 1, 2012. Mark succeeds John S. Langford, the company's founder, who will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Mark joins Aurora from ... read more
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
DARPA Selects Aurora for Phoenix Program
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/13/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences was recently selected by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for the Phoenix program to explore development of a new satellite morphology through creation of "satlets" capable of harvesting key components from retired spacecraft in earth orbit.
The goal of ... read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Aurora's Skate(R) SUAS Supports Aerial Surveying Missions in Peru
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences' Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) recently traveled to Peru in support of Vanderbilt University's efforts at the Mawchu Llacta archeological site.
Aerial survey operations using Skate® consisted of routine survey flights at altitudes above 13,000 ft. MSL using a ... read more
Monday, June 18, 2012
AIAA Recognizes Aurora Employees
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) recently recognized two Aurora Flight Sciences employees for their accomplishments in the aerospace profession.
Kai Harth was selected as the 2012 recipient of the AIAA National Capital Section Engineer of the Year Award. Kai ... read more
Monday, April 30, 2012
Aurora Delivers Engine Nacelles to CH-53K Helicopter Program
BRIDGEPORT, WV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first pair of forward engine nacelles to Sikorsky Aircraft for assembly onto the first CH-53K prototype helicopter, the U.S. Marine Corps' new-generation heavy lift rotorcraft.
Both nacelles will be integrated onto the CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle ... read more
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Skate SUAS Wins Border Security Product Challenge Award
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. The top prize is awarded to a technology or product that ... read more
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Aurora Selected by Raytheon for DARPA PCAS Program
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences today announced its selection by Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN) as a team member for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program.
Raytheon's PCAS solution aims to develop technologies that significantly reduce the timeline ... read more
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Swiss Department of Defence Becomes Centaur Launch Customer
MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Swiss Department of Defence has become the first customer for the Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA).
armasuisse, an official procurement agency of the Swiss Department of Defence with its own Flight Test Center, will use the ... read more