Marines Autonomous Flight

Office of Naval Research (ONR) engineers have successfully demonstrated Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS), which enables any rotary-wing aircraft to fly autonomously. This enables a Marine in the field to quickly request supplies, even in dangerous environments, using a handheld tablet, without prior training required. “AACUS gives revolutionary capability to our fleet and force. It can be used as a pilot aid in degraded visual environments, or allow fully autonomous flights in contested environments, keeping our pilots out of harm’s way,” said Dennis Baker, AACUS program officer. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows what it’s like to build LEGO models for a living.

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