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DARPA’s networks of the sea enter next stage

DARPA's Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces...

DARPA sets sights on Robotic Space Plane for next generation warfare

The experimental low-cost XS-1 will be able to fly at escape-velocity speeds and catapult 3,000-pound payloads into orbit - and it'll be able to...

Pentagon’s research agency showcases future tech

Johnny Matheny's handshake is friendly, confident and firm—though not in the bone-crushing manner favored by some of the alpha types here in the Pentagon. What...
unmanned air system

DARPA gives Northrop nod to develop unmanned VTOL flying wing for small US Navy...

With Phase 3 award, program aims to deliver embedded capabilities that have been on the U.S. Navy’s wish list since World War II Small-deck ships...

DARPA Exploring Ways to Protect Nation’s Electrical Grid from Cyber Attack

Across the United States, 3200 separate organizations own and operate electrical infrastructure. The widely dispersed nature of the nation's electrical grid and associated control...

QinetiQ Wins DARPA Electric Hub-Drive Design and Development Contract

QinetiQ is to develop an electric hub-drive to improve survivability and mobility of future military ground vehicles for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Gremlins could enable cheaper, more effective, distributed air operations

For decades, U.S. military air operations have relied on increasingly capable multi-function manned aircraft to execute critical combat and non-combat missions. Adversaries' abilities to...

Robots from South Korea, U.S. Win DARPA Finals

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge...

EXACTO Guided Bullet Demos Repeatable Performance Against Moving Targets

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its...

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Close air support (CAS)-delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces-is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted...