SOURCE: Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences

September 17, 2013 10:00 ET

Aurora's Orion UAS Successfully Completes First Flight

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - 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 and thirty-one minutes, and reached a maximum altitude of 8,000 feet above mean sea level.

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Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds aerospace vehicles for commercial and military applications. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production facilities in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS as well as a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. To learn more about Aurora please visit our website at www.aurora.aero.

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