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DARPA Investing in Science, Engineering Projects to Develop New Military Capabilities

DARPAThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to suggest ideas for applying science and engineering in the development of military defense and national security technology, Defense Systems reported Tuesday.

Joey Cheng writes that DARPA’s defense sciences office is interested in high-risk/high-payoff technology projects focused on the mathematics, transformative materials, novel sensing, complexity, physical sciences and supervised autonomy areas.

Cheng reports that the agency aims to create new mathematical and predictive models to analyze complex physical systems as well as build miniaturized command and control platforms.

DARPA also wants new techniques for identifying chemical, nuclear, radiological, biological and explosive substances, according to Cheng’s article.

The agency will accept executive summaries through May 1, 2015, collect proposal abstracts until May 18 and gather full proposals through June 16.

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