Aurora selected for Air Force aerospace research program

MANASSAS, Va. U.S Air Force officials selected Aurora Flight Sciences for a $499 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research (ASAPTR) program. Under contract, engineers will conduct research for affordable, revolutionary capabilities for the warfighter.

Contracted under the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia and other Aurora locations and is expected to be completed by 2025.

Aurora Chairman and CEO, John Langford, says "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."

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