Optionally Piloted Aircraft
The Centaur is an optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) that combines the best of manned and unmanned aircraft capabilities boasting three modes of operation: manned, unmanned and augmented.
Centaur is an excellent solution for operations over controlled airspace, utilizing the high degree of safety and redundancy required for manned aircraft, with the payload capacity and flexibility of a large unmanned system.
Centaur can be operated from a remote ground control station. Both pilot and sensor operator stations can be staged onboard or remotely, allowing for a variety of flight configurations designed to meet multiple needs including long endurance, hazardous operating environments and the highest level of safety and reliability.