Boeing is to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a small privately held U.S. company with one of the most diverse and innovative portfolios of research programs in aerospace. Aurora is a specialist in unmanned aircraft and autonomous systems, but also a supplier of composite aerostructures to Bell Helicopters, Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman and others. Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Aurora will operate as a subsidiary under Boeing Engineering, Test and Technology, the company’s central ...

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