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The Centaur OPA By Aurora Flight Sciences // Diamond Aircraft

Combining the best of crewed and uncrewed surveillance aircraft, Aurora Flight Sciences' Centaur is the ultimate in operational flexibility. With AIMS-ISR onboard, the Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) delivers unparalleled situational awareness to operators – georeferencing and managing mission data from equipped ISR sensors.

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For Missions that Go Beyond the UAS Status Quo

The Centaur excels at persistent surveillance over controlled and large airspaces utilizing the safety and redundancy required for crewed aircraft – all in an exceptionally efficient long-range aircraft with low life cycle costs.

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The Centaur OPA is capable of fully autonomous operation, including ATOL, waypoint navigation and mission action commands. Situational awareness capabilities include automatic contingency handling, Traffic Avoidance System, and Mode S Transponder.

Diamond DA42 using radar

Complete C4ISR Solution

Harness the Centaur's powerful capabilities in tandem with a full multi-sensor suite and AIMS-ISR + AIMS-C4 for a complete mission data lifecycle – from intelligence gathering in the air to rapid decision making on the ground.

Diamond DA42 screenshot flying over English Channel

Uncompromised Range and Speed

Go beyond the UAS status-quo with the Centaur's efficient twin-engine reliability, large fuel payload, dedicated payload power bus, and FLight into Known Icing (FIKI) capabilities.

Request The Centaur OPA Integration Info

The The Centaur OPA is compatible with AIMS-ISR. Have questions? CarteNav’s ISR Enablement Team is ready to discuss integration for your program.