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DARPA working on “space BACN” to allow inter-satellite communication

The US Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) is launching a program that will connect diverse satellite constellations in low-earth orbit (LEO)...

DARPA turns to microbes to tackle rare earth element scarcity

Rare earth elements — a group of 17 metals, including neodymium — are used in lasers, precision-guided weapons, magnets for motors and...
Arrays at Commercial Timescales Integration and Validation (ACT-IV) digital AESA system

DARPA receives multifunction ACT-IV phased array sensor system

The novel multifunction AESA system will now transition to AFRL to enable continued exploration of digital, multifunctional RF technologies.
X-Plane concept

DARPA awards contracts for next phase of active flow control X-plane...

The US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has selected multiple performers to continue the Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors...

Pentagon’s top research agency now looking for ekranoplane concept ideas

DARPA is looking for novel seaplane and wing in ground effect (WIG) capable vehicles to augment traditional sea and air lift platforms
GA-ASI contender for DARPA's LongShot UAV

GA-ASI unveils rendering of drone-launched LongShot UAV it is developing for...

LongShot will launch from larger UAS or human-crewed aircraft and charge into hostile airspace armed with its own air-to-air missiles.
Mandrake 2 spacecraft

DARPA successfully deploys first two Blackjack satellites

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed it successfully deployed two satellites on June 30 as part of the SpaceX...

DARPA’s “spiderweb” counter-UAS system defeats drones in demo

DARPA's Mobile Force Protection project found a way of defeating drones without explosions by taking out their propellers with strong, stringy streamers.
DRACO thermal nuclear rocket concept

DARPA contracts General Atomics for DRACO nuclear thermal rocket demo work

The DRACO nuclear thermal propulsion rocket program will aim to boost the ability of the US military to monitor activity in cislunar space.
OPV Black Hawk

Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter flies without pilot assistance in DARPA test

The flight was part of DARPA’s ALIAS program, which aims to enable pilots to focus on the fight instead focusing on flying the aircraft.
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