Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s technology projects during a demonstration event held Wednesday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday.
Prabhakar appeared with Stephen Welby, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering and Defense Department chief technology officer, and program managers at the DARPA Demo Day 2016 to describe over 60 military platforms designed for national security missions.
“Today is the day that we bring some of those crazy technologies into the Pentagon [to] get them in front of our customers and our partners — people across all the military services and across DoD and the intelligence community,” said Prabhakar, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016.
Among the platforms she described at the event include the Communications Under Extreme Radio Frequency Spectrum Conditions program and the Microphysiological Systems project.
Prabhakar said DoD has started to integrate the CommEx platform with the military data exchange network, Link 16, in an effort to protect DoD aircraft from potential jamming threats.
The MPS program is designed to help DARPA “test suspicious threat agents when we don’t want to test them on people,” she added.