Defense Systems reports on DARPA’s ALIAS contract announcement
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced today that is has awarded a Phase II contract to Aurora Flight Sciences to continue development of its aircraft autonomy project, ALIAS.
ALIAS (Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System) is a program designed to introduce new levels of automation across a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft that will ultimately reduce crew requirements.
Phase II will allow Aurora to refine the interface system developed in Phase I and conduct installation and flight demonstrations. ALIAS will also be demonstrated on a third aircraft to display operability across multiple platforms. Aurora’s work on the second phase is expected to continue through the end of 2016.
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