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Aurora Flight Sciences Specialize in Advanced Aircraft Development & Prototyping for Defense

Aurora Flight Sciences is an industry leader in the delivery of mission-ready flight systems for government and defense, specializing in the integration of next generation technologies By Sarah Simpson / 14 Dec 2023
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Defense Advancement is delighted to welcome Aurora Flight Sciences on board as a supplier partner, and we will be highlighting their unique solutions and capabilities across our channels over the next 12 months.

The DA Gold supplier profile for Aurora Flight Sciences, which has been written and built by our team in collaboration with the company, showcases their unique R&D capabilities and agile aircraft solutions.

A trusted supplier to Tier 1 aerospace and aircraft manufacturers, Aurora Flight Sciences provides components and sub-assemblies with the latest innovations in composite materials and robotic manufacturing. The company has a proven history of designing experimental and prototype aircraft for a wide range of defense clients, including NASA and DARPA.

The Skiron Expeditionary sUAS (Skiron-X) by Aurora Flight Sciences is a Group 2 UAS that combines the maneuverability and low operational footprint of VTOL (vertical lift and takeoff) drones with the higher speed and greater endurance of fixed-wing UAS.

Easy to use and rapidly deployable, the Skiron-X is designed for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions, gathering high-resolution EO/IR imagery, and featuring a modular nose-cone payload bay. The innovative Skiron-X is BVLOS-ready with a flight endurance of up to three hours, as well as long-range military-grade RF communications.

Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS)

Specialist in autonomy and manned-unmanned teaming, Aurora Flight Sciences create advanced technologies designed to further conflict detection and resolution (CD&R), route and trajectory planning, and robotics hardware.

The company’s applied research and development capabilities take full advantage of the engineering, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and flight operations expertise Aurora Flight Sciences are well known for, enabling them to take cutting-edge manned and unmanned aircraft designs from initial ideas right through to proven flight testing.

Flight testing capabilities include:

  • System integration engineering
  • Full-time certified test pilots and crew
  • Test fleet: Centaur OPA and DA-42 turbo-prop aircraft; UH-1 helicopter with unpiloted capabilities and flexible payload
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILSIM) for efficient develop-test cycles

To find out more about Aurora Flight Sciences and their ability to solve critical aviation challenges for defense customers, please visit their profile page:

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