CENTAUR ALOFT: Aurora Flight Sciences has begun flight tests of its Centaur optionally piloted aircraft, including initial tests of its unmanned flight modes. Tests are being conducted with a crew on board, with automatic takeoffs and landings planned for late spring and fully unmanned flights for later this year. Based on the FAA-certified Diamond DA42, the twin-engined Centaur can be flown unmanned to extend persistence for surveillance and other missions. Flight tests will also reduce ...

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