Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences to advance autonomous technology capabilities

By mmillikin Boeing plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation; Aurora specializes in autonomous systems technologies to enable advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications and vehicles.

Leveraging autonomous systems that include perception, machine learning and advanced flight control systems, Aurora has designed, produced and flown more than 30 unmanned air vehicles since the company was founded in 1989. Aurora Flight Sciences is also a leader in the emerging field of electric propulsion for aircraft.

During the last decade, Aurora has collaborated with Boeing on the rapid prototyping of innovative aircraft and structural assemblies for both military and commercial applications.

Since its inception, Aurora

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