Aurora Flight Sciences

Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) | Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) | Counter-UAS (CUAS) Interceptor Drones

United States of America
Aurora Flight Sciences
Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) | Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) | Counter-UAS (CUAS) Interceptor Drones
9950 Wakeman Dr Manassas, VA 20110 United States of America Regional offices
+1 703.369.3633

Aurora Flight Sciences is a leading developer of cutting-edge unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and aviation technologies. We have a proven and varied history of creating innovative solutions that span the state of the art in autonomous systems, propulsion engineering, manufacturing and a range of other disciplines.

Our products and our R&D capabilities solve problems for customers in the global commercial, defense and government sectors. We are also a trusted supplier to Tier 1 aerospace and aircraft manufacturers, providing high-quality components and sub-assemblies with the latest innovations in composite materials and robotic manufacturing.

Skiron-X Small Unmanned Aerial System

Group 2 UAS with VTOL capability & ISR payload


The Skiron Expeditionary sUAS (Skiron-X) is a Group 2 UAS with electric VTOL capabilities for versatile maneuvering as well as long-endurance flight. Optimized for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), this small unmanned aircraft can be set up and launched by a two-person crew in 15 minutes and carries out missions at undetectable altitudes.

Group 2 UASThe aircraft features a modular nosecone payload bay that can be equipped with an ISR-focused EO/IR camera or a custom payload integration. With a flight endurance of up to 180 minutes and long-range military-grade RF communications, the Skiron-X sUAS is well-suited for a variety of operations.

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Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft

OPA system for ISR and R&D

remotely piloted aircraft systems

The Centaur is a multi-mission optionally-piloted aircraft optimized for multi-domain ISR and designed to support piloted, remotely piloted, or hybrid flight operations. Based on a highly fuel-efficient twin engine aircraft design, the Centaur OPA can fly for more than 16 hours at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet.

Centaur Optionally Piloted AircraftThe aircraft can be equipped with a wide variety of payloads, including EO/IR cameras, SAR (synthetic aperture radar) and multispectral sensors. It can be used for research and development and flight testing of new technologies with its FAA Airworthiness Certificate that allows it access to the National Airspace System (NAS).

MIDAS Counter-UAS System

Autonomous AI-enabled CUAS interceptor drone

MIDAS counter uas systems

MIDAS (Modular Intercept Drone Avionics Set) is an AI-enabled multirotor UAV designed as an intercept platform for effective counter-UAS defense. Cued by radar, the autonomous system uses optical sensors to track targets and deploys a low-collateral rapid fire capability that is not harmful to humans beyond distances of 8 meters and can defeat multiple small UAVs in a single flight.

MIDAS Interceptor droneThe interceptor drone has been designed with an open architecture and includes quick-change modular rails for flexible payload integration, allowing you to future-proof it against evolving threats. MIDAS is part of a counter-UAS ecosystem that also includes fixed-wing and multi-rotor aerial targets as well as HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) simulation software for training and tactics development.

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Regional Offices & Locations
Aurora Headquarters United States of America 9950 Wakeman Dr Manassas, VA 20110 +1 703.369.3633 Contact Office Contact Website
Aerospace & Autonomy Center United States of America 314 Main St, 17th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 +1 617.500.4800 Website
Advanced Manufacturing United States of America 200 Aurora Way Columbus, MS 39701 +1 662.328.8227 Website
Advanced Manufacturing United States of America 3000 East Benedum Industrial Dr. Bridgeport, WV 26330 +1 304.842.8100 Website
Aurora Swiss Aerospace Switzerland Baselstrasse 61A, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland +41-41-248-00-40 Contact Office Website