Aurora Flight Sciences Skate

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Introduction
Aurora Flight Sciences has developed a family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) tailored for use in urban or crowded environments. These new SUAS are designed to be lightweight, easily portable, deliver long endurance on quiet electric power, and provide autonomous operation.

Skate UAS merges the simplicity and endurance of a fixed wing platform with the maneuverability and mission flexibility of a vertical take off and landing (VTOL) asset. Independently articulating motor pods allow the Skate UAS to rapidly transition between vertical and horizontal flight. Transferring from hovering to wingborne flight increases the endurance and range of the system to levels characteristic of a fixed wing platform and far beyond those of a traditional VTOL asset

The thrust vectoring provided by the motor pods also enables extreme maneuverability and rapid navigation of congested environments such as city streets and urban canyons. Skate’s modular airframe provides a substantial sensor payload capability, as well as quick deployment and easy field repair.

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Skate0.480.61192.63139620.2

Manufacturer
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USAAurora Flight SciencesManassas,Virginiahttp://www.aurora.aero