Tag: DARPA

DARPA Plans Long-Range Communications Without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas

Establishing long-range tactical communications for U.S. troops in remote locations currently requires giant parabolic dishes, tall pole-mounted antennas, large antenna domes, and high-power amplifiers. Continue reading “DARPA Plans Long-Range Communications Without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas”

Blackjack Focuses on Risk Reduction Flights and Simulations to Prepare for Full Demonstration

In partnership with the U.S. Space Force and Space Development Agency, DARPA’s Blackjack program is targeting flights to low-Earth orbit (LEO) later this year and 2021. Using a series of small risk reduction satellites, the program aims to demonstrate advanced technology for satellite constellation autonomy and space mesh networks. Continue reading “Blackjack Focuses on Risk Reduction Flights and Simulations to Prepare for Full Demonstration”

Lockheed Martin’s New DARPA Contract Could Disrupt the Future of Space

DARPA has awarded Lockheed Martin a $5.8 million contract for the first phase of satellite integration on the Blackjack program. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s New DARPA Contract Could Disrupt the Future of Space”

BAE Systems To Develop Machine Learning Analytics as a Service for Constant Global Situational Awareness

BAE Systems was awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop machine learning analytics as a service – a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based model for the government. Continue reading “BAE Systems To Develop Machine Learning Analytics as a Service for Constant Global Situational Awareness”

DARPA Seeks Real-Time Airspace Awareness and De-Confliction for Future Battles

The airspace above future battlefields is expected to be increasingly congested with large numbers of unmanned aerial systems, manned aircraft, munitions and missiles filling the skies. To de-conflict airspace activities of friendly forces and rapidly counter an enemy’s actions on the battlefield requires new technologies to effectively integrate effects from all domains. Continue reading “DARPA Seeks Real-Time Airspace Awareness and De-Confliction for Future Battles”

SNC Leverages VORTEX Engine Technology for DARPA’s OpFires Program

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) reached a major milestone in the advancement of hypersonic propulsion with its patented VORTEX engine, advancing to the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program. Continue reading “SNC Leverages VORTEX Engine Technology for DARPA’s OpFires Program”

BAE Systems to Develop Advanced Analytics to Detect Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat Activity

BAE Systems has received funding from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office to develop advanced analytics technology that will assist in the detection and deterrence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) activity, helping to ensure national security. Continue reading “BAE Systems to Develop Advanced Analytics to Detect Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat Activity”

DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Build Powerful Next-Generation Advanced Electronics

BAE Systems was awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation of mixed-signal electronics that could enable new Department of Defense (DoD) applications including high capacity, robust communications, radars, and precision sensors, and lead to solutions that enhance situational awareness and survivability for the warfighter. Continue reading “DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Build Powerful Next-Generation Advanced Electronics”

Raytheon Building Machine Learning System That Knows What it Knows

Raytheon is developing a machine learning technology under a $6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the Competency Aware Machine Learning program. Continue reading “Raytheon Building Machine Learning System That Knows What it Knows”

DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Create Autonomy Software for Multi-Domain Mission Planning

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that will enable semi-autonomous multi-domain mission planning. Continue reading “DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Create Autonomy Software for Multi-Domain Mission Planning”