Aurora Flight Sciences has filed for a world endurance record following an 80-hr. flight last month by its Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS). This compares directly with the record of 30.4 hr. set by the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk in 2001. The flight took place on Dec. 5-8 over the China Lake weapons range in California under a U.S. Air Force demonstration program. The record is expected to be ratified within weeks by the National Aeronautic Association, Aurora CEO John Langford ...

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