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The Pentagon has grown increasingly concerned about the potential for a conflict with China, which would require improved maritime capabilities.
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"We’re not actually pushing the vehicle with air, we’re using it to tailor how the air is flowing over the wing,” the former CRANE program manager said.
Aurora has struggled to get the U.S. Air Force interested in ultrahigh-endurance drones that, in the case of its Orion aircraft, can stay aloft up to 100 hours. But the company's CEO thinks the service just might be changing its mind.
By Valerie Insinna