Long in gestation and in endurance, Aurora Flight Science’s Orion unmanned aircraft has made its first step toward demonstrating a 120-hr. flight at 20,000 ft. carrying a 1,000-lb. multi-sensor payload. That would allow the Orion to provide continuous surveillance carrying a Predator-class payload with fewer takeoffs and landings than current medium-altitude, long-endurance UAVs flying 24-hr. missions, significantly reducing the manpower burden and operating cost. The Orion ...

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