Aurora Flight Sciences Orion. Specifications. A photo.
Aurora Flight Sciences Orion. Specifications. A photo.

Aurora Flight Sciences Orion. Specifications. A photo.


Aurora Flight Sciences Orion - military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle, cproektirovanny in 2013, the company «Aurora Flight Sciences».


Aurora Flight Sciences Orion photo


The work of the multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle began to be carried out by specialists in the field of aircraft and aerospace technologies in the middle of the 2000-ies, in particular, the first plans for the development of this UAV were announced in 2006. The unmanned aerial vehicle was supposed to be used exclusively for military purposes, however, due to its wide capabilities, the drone turned out to be multi-purpose and could be used for tasks related to the collection and processing of reconnaissance data, patrolling and observing flights, etc. It was originally assumed that the drone would also be Is also involved as an independent combat unit, however, ultimately, it was decided to abandon it.

The first flight of an unmanned air vehicle model Aurora Flight Sciences Orion took place in August 2013 years and due to the fact that all planned tests have been successfully completed, the project was an opportunity for his further progress, in particular, to 2017 it was supposed to put in the armed order of US forces 3 the model aircraft.


Photo Aurora Flight Sciences Orion


UAV Aurora Flight Sciences Orion has a huge size - with its wingspan in 40 meters, the drone has a length of 22 meters, however, due to the high altitude flight and special equipment installed on board, the device remains invisible to radar systems.

Powerplant unmanned aerial vehicle model Aurora Flight Sciences Orion is represented by two turboprop engines, allowing drone accelerate to the maximum speed of its flight in 120 km \ h., At the same time, the duration of the autonomous UAV flight is 37 hours.


Specifications Aurora Flight Sciences Orion.


  • Length: 22 m .;
  • Wingspan: 40 m .;
  • Height: 4,2 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 5000 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3200 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10200 m.
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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