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In the March 2008 story, "Demand on the Rise for Small Hovering Drones," it was reported that Aurora Flight Sciences of Manassas, Va., competed with BAE Systems and Honeywell for DARPA's organic air vehicle program contract. It should have been noted that the company later participated in another unmanned air vehicle--under the Future Combat Systems program that the Army canceled last year.

The story stated that a Marine Corps unmanned air vehicle program in which Aurora was competing was cancelled, but the program was actually delayed. The analyst to whom the information was attributed, Basil Papadales, was misquoted. Additionally, the story stated that ducted-fan hovering UAVs had suffered a string of program failures, but did not clearly explain that the performance problems occurred when the vehicles were first developed a decade ago and have since been resolved.
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Date:May 1, 2008
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