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Eight Teams Graduate DARPA Robotic Challenge Trials

16 robotic research teams from the USA and Japan demonstrated the skills of humanoid robots developed for the DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) trials, which...

Sikorsky, Aurora Flight Sciences to Develop VTOL X-Planes for DARPA

DARPA has awarded $30 million of a planned $47 funding allocated for preliminary design for the ‘VTOL X-Plane’, an experimental aircraft that can fly...

LRASM Anti-ship Missile Conducts Second Flight Test

Lockheed Martin's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) recently achieved another successful flight test, with the missile scoring a direct hit on a moving maritime target. The...

DARPA Awards Five Contracts for the Evaluation of TERN Naval UAS

Since August 2013 the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded several contracts for concept evaluations of the ship-based Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance...

Improved Water Purification Technology Reduces SWaP, Logistics Burden

Military vehicles don’t run without fuel—and warfighters don’t run without water. As little as a six to eight percent water deficit can be debilitating....

ADAPTing Commercial Systems to Deliver Mass produced, Low Cost Military Sensors

Unattended sensors have evolved through the years, from hand emplaced and retrieved systems inserted and retrieved from enemy area by special forces, to lightweight,...

Human-Scale CHIMP Robot to Compete at DARPA’s Robotic Challenge

A team from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) is developing a human-size robot that is built with four limbs, like a Chimpanzee but moves on tracks, like a tank. The new robot is one of seven finalists to compete the DARPA Robotic Challenge.

B-1B To Test New Offensive Anti-Surface Missile

DARPA has added a third flight test of an air-launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) to be conducted from a B-1B in 2013. There are already two air-launched flight tests scheduled for this year as part of the Phase 2 LRASM contract awarded in 2010.

DARPA’s Future MALE Drones to Operate From Littoral Combat Ships

DARPA wants to introduce a new class of MALE UAS that will be able to deploy from destroyer and frigate size vessels, such as the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-2),extending the Naval ISR and strike capabilities to deploy faster and farther, anywhere in the world

OneShot Helps Snipers Reach Out to Maximum Range

Military snipers may only get one chance to hit their target. The One Shot program seeks to enable snipers to accurately hit targets with the first round, under crosswind conditions, day or night, at the maximum effective range of the weapon. A commercial system providing similar capabilities (tough not as advanced in down-range measurement as the DARPA system) was unveiled by TrackingPoint at the Shot Show 2013

Autonomous ASW: The Predator Becoming a Prey

SAIC Concept for the ACTUV was selected by DARPA for the autonomous ASW demonstration program.
In three years the US Navy could have a prototype of an autonomous anti-submarine warfare vessel that will be able to detect, track and shadow any type of submarine, including ultra-quiet diesel-electric subs, turning these undersea beast from predators into targets.

LS3 Robot Prepares for Testing with the Marine Corps

DARPA's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) four-legged robot is preparing for the planned tests that will evaluate the performance of the four-legged robot as...

Supporting the warfighter

Sustaining combat operations in high intensity ‘linear’ warfare has always represented a huge challenge to military planners, pushing supplies to forward supply bases and...

DARPA Harnessing Crowd Wisdom to Develop New Perch and Stare UAVs

DAPRPA is seeking the wisdom of the crowds to innovate with new concepts for micro drones that will be able to perch and stare on the battlefield.

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