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DARPA Demos Quadropter Software in Phase II Flight Tests

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested the teaming ability of small air and ground systems when performing different tasks in simulated urban areas without human intervention. DARPA said Wednesday industry and university researchers updated software and  commercial sensors in small quadcopters that were demonstrated through phase 2 of flight tests …

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DARPA to Explore Near-Earth Space Environment Forecasting Concepts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program to explore concepts and tools to predict near-Earth space conditions within a one-hour to 72-hour timeframe. DARPA said Tuesday it will hold a Proposers Day on July 31 in Arlington, Va., to provide details of the agency’s Space Environment Exploitation program. “We …

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DoD Restructures Research & Engineering, Acquisition Offices

The Defense Department has issued a memo that details the reorganization of the offices of the undersecretary of research and engineering and undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for DoD, told the publication that Congress and Defense Secretary James Mattis have …

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DARPA Launches Program to Develop Microrobots for Disaster Response

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program designed to develop micro- to millirobots for disaster response uses. The SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms program will involve research encompassing actuator materials, mechanisms and power storage needed to create functional microrobots, DARPA said Tuesday. The agency seeks to address the lack …

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Report: Michael Madsen Joins DIUx as Washington Operations Head

Michael Madsen, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental as head of operations in Washington, D.C., Defense News reported Monday. Madsen told the publication in an interview that he will work to inform the Capitol Hill about the “return on investment” on DIUx’s projects …

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Contractors Demo Mobility, Crew Augmentation Tech for Combat Vehicles Under DARPA Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has hosted a series of demonstrations through a program that seeks to increase the survivability, mobility and safety of combat vehicles. DARPA said Friday several contract recipients under the second phase of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program demonstrated suspension and wheel-to-track technologies that work to allow …

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DARPA Program Seeks Gene Modulators to Boost Human Body’s Defenses Against Biological, Chemical Threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a four-year program that aims to develop transient and programmable gene modulators designed to temporarily boost the body’s defenses against chemical, biological and radiological threats. The PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements program “will study how to support [the human …

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