DARPA Moves Ahead With Futuristic “Sea Train” Convoy System

Credit: BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 10-05-2020 08:37:55 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving ahead with a futuristic proposal for convoying naval vessels bow-to-stern to achieve greater fuel efficiency and range in long-distance transits…More about this in the link below… https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/darpa-moves-ahead-with-futuristic-sea-train-convoy-system

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DARPA’s air-breathing hypersonic missiles ready for free-flight tests – UPI.com

Sept. 2 (UPI) — Captive carry tests of two hypersonic weapons have been completed, with their first free flights scheduled for later this year, according to DARPA and the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have each designed hypersonic missiles for a combined program of the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

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DARPA’s ‘Ocean Of Things’ Is An All-Seeing Eye On The High Seas

DARPA has awarded a contract for the next phase of development of its Ocean of Things (OoT), a project to seed the seas with thousands of floating sensors, monitoring everything that passes from aircraft to submarines… More about this article in the link below… https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/08/13/darpas-ocean-of-things-is-an-all-seeing-eye-on-the-high-seas/amp/

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DARPA awards contract to retrofit L-39 Albatros jets for AI dogfighting tests | News | Flight Global

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Calspan Corporation a $14.1 million, four-year contract to retrofit up to four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers for artificial intelligence-controlled flight experiments. The jets are to be used in DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme, which aims to improve, as well as measure, human trust […]

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DARPA’s Working on a Nuclear-Powered Rocket for Easy Moon Access

Nuclear Rocket The Pentagon wants a way to move cargo around the expansive space between the Earth and the Moon, and it’s directed DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a nuclear-powered rocket for that precise purpose. “An agile nuclear thermal propulsion vehicle enables the [Defense Department] to maintain space domain awareness of the burgeoning […]

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DARPA May Have Found the Secret to Flying Aircraft Carriers

The purpose of this test was for Dynetics to demonstrate that its GAV could launch from a C-130, as well as test various capabilities like wing deployment, cold engine start, and transition to stable, powered flight, verify performance and communication links between ground and air controllers, and collect data on the drone’s overall performance. The parachute system […]

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DARPA’s latest mad science experiment: A ship designed to operate completely without humans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched its newest foray into unleashing robot warships on the world’s seas: NOMARS. No, it’s not in reference to the former Red Sox standout infielder Nomar Garciaparra. The acronym stands for “No Manning Required, Ship,” and it’s part of DARPA’s plan to take its Sea Hunter drone ship a step further. […]

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