Boeing is trying to bulk up its autonomous know-how. 

Aurora Flight Sciences

Boeing is dipping its toes within the drone enterprise. 

The airplane maker stated on Friday that it is buying Aurora Flight Sciences, which develops autonomous methods and robotic aircrafts. 

Aurora will give Boeing a shot within the arm relating to creating autonomous know-how for aerospace automobiles. The corporate already has a portfolio of autonomous aircrafts and has labored with the army on automobiles specializing in vertical takeoff and touchdown (VTOL). 

Boeing is the newest firm to dabble in autonomous automobiles. Others embrace Uber and Google with vehicles, and Fb with mobile signal-providing aircrafts. 

Phrases of the deal weren’t supplied. Aurora, based mostly in Manassas, Virginia, will function as an impartial unit as soon as the deal is closed. 

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