Monday, October 19, 2015

2015-10-08: Autonomy Incubator Team Observes ONR Flight Test

The Autonomy Incubator team traveled to Flying Circus Airfield in Bealeton, VA to observe a day of flight testing for Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS).

AACUS is an Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) that explores advanced autonomous capabilities for reliable resupply/retrograde and, in the long term, casualty evacuation by an unmanned air vehicle under adverse conditions. AACUS consists of software and sensors that can be applied to a variety of rotary wing aircraft, and will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the ability to rapidly support forces on the front lines, as an alternative to convoys, manned aircraft or air drops in all weather and possibly hostile conditions, with minimal training required by the requestor.

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