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Aurora lands $499 mn order to support USAF ASAPTR program

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World Aviation Defense & Security Industry News - Aurora
 
 
Aurora lands $499 mn order to support USAF ASAPTR program
 
Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $499 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force in support of the ASAPTR program. The competitively awarded Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research (ASAPTR) contract is to conduct research for affordable, revolutionary capabilities for the warfighter.
     
Aurora lands 499 mn order to support of USAF ASAPTR progra 640 001Aurora will conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and systems
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"ASAPTR builds on Aurora's work over the past decade as part of the AVIATR program," said 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 multi-dimensional optimization. All of these will be brought to bear for the Air Force through ASAPTR," he added.

Under this program lead by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aurora will conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and systems that provide new capabilities to the warfighter.

These technology developments provide for cost effective, survivable air vehicle platforms capable of accurate delivery of weapons and cargo worldwide.