MANASSAS, Va. Aurora Flight Sciences won a $499 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research (ASAPTR) contract from the U.S. Air Force to research revolutionary, cost-effective capabilities for the warfighter under the ASAPTR program.
“ASAPTR builds on Aurora’s work over the past decade as part of the AVIATR program,” says Aurora Chairman and CEO John Langford. “Aurora’s Research and Technology Division concentrates on the technologies of autonomy, electric propulsion, advanced manufacturing, multi-vehicle coordination, and advanced multidimensional optimization. All these will be brought to bear for the Air Force through ASAPTR.”
Work, contracted under the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and other Aurora locations and is expected to be completed by 2025.
Aurora Flight Sciences strives to create smarter aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems. Operating at the intersection of technology and robotic aviation, Aurora leverages the power of autonomy to make manned and unmanned flight safer and more efficient. Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Aurora operates production plants in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi, has Research and Development Centers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dayton, Ohio and Mountain View, California, and a European office, Aurora Swiss Aerospace, located in Luzern, Switzerland.
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