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 DAN DAVIS


AURORA GOLDENEYE

"GE-100" / "GE-50"


The GoldenEye-100 has been tailored as an affordable military or civilian UAV for low-altitude reconnaissance, surveillance or target acquisition missions. GoldenEye-100 stands 5.5 feet tall with a gross takeoff weight of 150 pounds. The aircraft can cruise up to four hours with a range of more than 500 miles at a maximum speed of 160 knots.


In addition to the 150-pound vehicle, Aurora is developing a smaller, 16- pound derivative called GoldenEye-50. Aurora plans to build multiple GoldenEye-50s for homeland security applications and expansion of the rapid flight envelope of the ducted-fan vehicle class. This includes transition from hover to horizontal flight and high-speed dash performance.


"This was an outstanding execution of first flight for this unique surveillance tool", said Aurora president John Langford, "a tool we see as playing a key role in the company's future". Aurora was founded in 1989 to develop affordable robotic aircraft for global climate change research. Aurora Flight Sciences is a leading supplier of unmanned air vehicle designs, components, and flight services for government, industry, and academic clients. Aurora operates facilities in Virginia, West Virginia, and California. The company specializes in the design and production of high-altitude UAVs, and is a major supplier of composite structures for Global Hawk and other aircraft.

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Above: "GoldenEye GE-100" in Flight.



 

Above: "GoldenEye GE-100" in Flight.




Above: "GoldenEye GE-100" in Flight.




Above: "GoldenEye GE-50" in Flight.




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Above: "GoldenEye GE-50" in Flight.




Above: "GoldenEye GE-50" in Flight.




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