Columbus Aerospace Firm Awarded Contract for New Aircraft

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus has been awarded a $14 million contract to help develop new aircraft for the Department of Defense.

U.S. senator Thad Cochran says the money will help them create a new plane with advanced air speed not in current aircraft.

Cochran says Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications.

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