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Aurora envisions Orion in Africa, Pacific as UAV gains traction with Air Force

By Rachel Cohen  
January 12, 2018 at 5:00 AM
Aurora's Orion long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle will take steps toward deployment over the next two years, although the Air Force has not created a formal program of record. In a Jan. 5 interview, Aurora's President and Chief Executive Officer John Langford told Inside the Air Force the company will obtain a military airworthiness certificate for Orion over the next two years, which means the aircraft will not need waivers to fly. However, the company will not deliver an operational aircraft...

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