MANASSAS, Va. - Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation is gearing up for the first flight of a new vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the company hopes will play a role in the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, as well as serve other military and civil users. A ducted-fan UAV, the GoldenEye uses thrust vectoring to pitch forward and fly horizontally after taking off vertically. The UAV is specifically tailored for clandestine reconnaissance, ...

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