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DARPA Unveils Program to Speed Up Discovery of Molecules for Defense Applications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-based processes designed to accelerate the discovery of molecules for military applications. The Accelerated Molecular Discovery program aims to “speed the time to design, validate, and optimize new molecules with defined properties from several years to a few months, or even several weeks,” Anne Fischer, program manager at DARPA’s defense sciences office, said in a statement published Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves Talks MDA’s Space-Based Sensor Layer Concept for Missile Defense at Symposium

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has described MDA’s concept of a possible space-based sensor layer intended for missile defense efforts at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Defense News reported Wednesday. Greaves said MDA looks to use the U.S. Air Force’s Overhead Persistent Infrared OPIR Global Scanning …

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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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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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