Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft
The Orion Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft combines a highly efficient aerodynamic design with lightweight construction and efficient heavy fuel propulsion, enabling a single aircraft to perform a continuous five day mission while carrying over 1,000 lbs of mission payloads. A single Orion UAS can perform two days of persistent surveillance when operating from bases over 3,000 miles away from the target of interest.
Orion’s open architecture, large payload capacity and built-in mission flexibility bring revolutionary capability in an ultra-endurance ISR UAS platform. As an ultra-long endurance UAS platform with an 80-hour endurance capability, Orion provides versatile and cost-effective capabilities.
In December 2014, the Aurora Orion Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) set the world’s record for duration of flight for a remotely controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – 80 hours and carrying 1,000lb payload. This record-breaking flight by Orion validated that ultra-long endurance, long range, and high payload capacity can be achieved in a cost-effective and timely manner.