SOURCE: Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences

November 17, 2010 12:32 ET

Media Advisory: Aurora Flight Sciences Rolls Out Orion November 22

COLUMBUS, MS--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - On November 22, 2010 Aurora Flight Sciences will unveil Orion, a flight vehicle demonstrator that will stay aloft for up to five days. The Orion rollout will take place at Aurora's Columbus Mississippi facility. Orion was selected by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in late August to meet the objectives of the Medium Altitude Global ISR and Communications (MAGIC) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD).

Aurora Flight Sciences President and CEO John Langford will officially present Orion. U.S. Senator Thad Cochran and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker are scheduled to speak at the celebration.

The rollout will take place at Aurora's facility at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. It will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow the program.

About Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. To view recent press releases and more about Aurora please visit our web site at www.aurora.aero.

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