Manassas, VA January 22, 2015 – Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it has filed for an official world endurance record following an 80 hour flight by its Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
The previous official record of 30.5 hours was set in 2001 by the Global Hawk UAS.
Observers from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) were on hand to inspect the aircraft and witness the takeoff on Friday, December 5, 2014. They supervised the entire flight and witnessed the landing on Monday, December 8.
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