Increasing Infantry Overmatch with Advanced Shoulder Fired Weapons

Seeking to increase the combat power of small dismounted teams, DARPA is studying the Massive Overmatch Assault Round (MOAR) as a way to enhance current man-portable infantry weapon systems with compact, multi-function precision engagement munitions. While some manufacturers address these capabilities with dedicated weapon systems, Saab is exploring enhancement for its proven M4 and AT4 weapon systems, to meet MOAR goals.

DARPA Teaches Drones to Collaborate (Under Human Supervision)

The US Defense Department's Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) selected Lockheed Martin and Raytheon as the prime contractors for the agency's Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) demonstration. The program seeks to help conduct dynamic Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) operations over long distances, against short lived, moving targets in denied or contested electromagnetic airspace.

Eight Groups to Research Futuristic Combat Vehicle Technologies for DARPA

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded technology research contracts to eight companies under the agency's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program,...

DARPA’s Gremlin Pathfinders

The US Air Force and DARPA are looking at new concepts of operations that will enable unmanned platforms to support the future air component in all operational environments

DARPA Seeks New Technologies for the Future Dismounted Squad

To succeed in their missions, military units must have a robust, multi-faceted picture of their operational environments, including the location, nature and activity of...

DARPA Selects Aurora’s LightningStrike 24-prop Hybrid VTOL X-Plane

A canard aircraft using 24 electrically driven rotors tucked inside its wings was selected by DARPA to demonstrate high speed and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The revolutionary unmanned vehicle is scheduled to begin flight tests in the 2018.

DARPA To Fly VTOL Tail Sitter Drone From Frigates and Destroyers

DARPA awarded Northrop Grumman US$93 million for under the 3rd phase of the Tern program. The company will develop and demonstrate an innovative unmanned tail-sitting, flying-wing aircraft

DARPA Awards $20 Million for Continued Development of a Military Space...

Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems have won additional funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to continue developing their concepts for the United States military's XS-1 robotic space plane under the program's second phase (Phase 1B).

Northrop Grumman and Aerovironment are developing a new naval drone for...

DARPA is expecting to complete risk reduction studies in September, and select one of two competing designs for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (MALE UAS), to demonstrate drone operations from small and medium naval vessels by 2017.

Squad X Core Technology – the Warfighter’s information superiority

DARPA plans to introduce lightweight, integrated systems that will provide dismounted infantry squads unprecedented awareness, adaptability and flexibility in complex environments. The SXCT projevct will demonstrate how Soldiers and Marines can intuitively understand and control their complex mission environments

F-15Es will soon be able to send microsatellites into orbit

DARPA is seeking to develop new ways to launch and deploy small satellites in orbit. One of the concepts being explored by the agency is the Air Launched Assist Space Access (ALASA), seeking to reduce cost, time and weather constraints for launching small satellites from an aircraft.

‘Atlas Unplugged’ humanoid like robot to roam free (of cables) at...

Seven of 11 teams competing in the Darpa Robotic Challenge (DRC) in June 2015 will use the new, more powerful, and wirelessly controlled Atlas humanoid robot. The competition that evaluates the use of robots in disaster zone offers $3.5 million in prizes awarded to the best performing teams

Aerovironment selected by DARPA to continue developing a persistent naval UAV

AeroVironment Inc. announced today the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its industry team to follow its successful phase I concept design effort with preliminary design for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN).

Climbing paddles carry ‘gecko man’ over vertical glass walls

A person climbing a glass wall using 'gecko gloves'? It wasn't a replay from "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol", it was the real thing. A 99 kg climber ascending a vertical glass wall using paddles coated with novel bio-inspired tape that can stick to glass and separate from the surface at will.