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DARPA Working on Ground Effect Military Seaplane, Calls It Liberty Lifter
DARPA Working on Ground Effect Military Seaplane, Calls It Liberty Lifter

23 May 2022, 07:47 UTC / Last week, DARPA releases a few limited details on a ground effect military seaplane it calls Liberty Lifter, short video in tow

 
DARPA Space-Bound Nuclear Thermal Engine to Fly on Demo Rocket in 2026
DARPA Space-Bound Nuclear Thermal Engine to Fly on Demo Rocket in 2026

9 May 2022, 11:30 UTC / DARPA pushes the first flight of the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) nuclear rocket engine to 2026

 
Mechanical, Militarized Manta Rays Could Soon Roam Earth’s Oceans
Mechanical, Militarized Manta Rays Could Soon Roam Earth’s Oceans

30 Apr 2022, 04:06 UTC / DARPA is presently trying to get a sense of what a manta ray-shaped underwater drone might be like, two companies are working on prototypes

 
Glide Breaker Hypersonic Weapons Killer Looking to Start Wind Tunnel and Flight Testing
Glide Breaker Hypersonic Weapons Killer Looking to Start Wind Tunnel and Flight Testing

18 Apr 2022, 07:04 UTC / DARPA announced this month it is moving ahead with its Glide Breaker hypersonic weapons killer, looking for ideas for wind tunnel and flight tests

 
Air-Breathing Hypersonic Weapon Concept Hits Mach 5, Survives
Air-Breathing Hypersonic Weapon Concept Hits Mach 5, Survives

6 Apr 2022, 07:59 UTC / DARPA and American defense contractors successfully fly the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) at five times the speed of sound

 
Modified Black Hawk Helicopter Flies by Itself for the First Time
Modified Black Hawk Helicopter Flies by Itself for the First Time

9 Feb 2022, 01:35 UTC / DARPA and Sikorsky have successfully flown a modified UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with no humans on board for the first time

 
DARPA Wants AI Assistants in Black Hawks, First One Called OCARINA
DARPA Wants AI Assistants in Black Hawks, First One Called OCARINA

1 Feb 2022, 15:16 UTC / DARPA and Northrop Grumman working on an AI-powered personal assistant for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots, project in prototype stage

 
DARPA’s Polaris RZRs Getting Ready for First Field Test as Autonomous Combat Vehicles
DARPA’s Polaris RZRs Getting Ready for First Field Test as Autonomous Combat Vehicles

18 Jan 2022, 13:06 UTC / DARPA getting ready for the first major field test of the Polaris RZR-based Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program

 
DARPA’s Manta Ray Underwater Drones Enter Phase 2, Demo Vehicles on the Way
DARPA’s Manta Ray Underwater Drones Enter Phase 2, Demo Vehicles on the Way

27 Dec 2021, 10:17 UTC / Northrop Grumman and Martin Defense Group tasked with creating two full-scale demonstration vehicles of the Manta Ray underwater drone

 
C-130 Hercules Aircraft Catches DARPA Gremlins Drone Mid-Air
C-130 Hercules Aircraft Catches DARPA Gremlins Drone Mid-Air

6 Nov 2021, 05:38 UTC / DARPA has successfully demonstrated the recovery of a Gremlins drone, retrieving it with a C-130 Hercules aircraft in flight

 
DARPA Looking for High-Tech Dust to Throw Into the Enemy’s Eyes
DARPA Looking for High-Tech Dust to Throw Into the Enemy’s Eyes

18 Oct 2021, 09:05 UTC / DARPA launches the Coded Visibility program aiming to develop new obscurants and ways to use them on the battlefields of the world

 
Hellish CERBERUS Robots Win DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge by Sneaking Underground
Hellish CERBERUS Robots Win DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge by Sneaking Underground

29 Sep 2021, 07:43 UTC / The DARPA Subterranean Challenge concluded not long ago, and the winner was just announced as being the CERBERUS team of robots

 
Scramjet-Powered Hypersonic Weapon Launched for the First Time, It's American
Scramjet-Powered Hypersonic Weapon Launched for the First Time, It's American

28 Sep 2021, 11:40 UTC / The first flight test of the American Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept was conducted at an undisclosed time, rocket worked perfectly

 
NASA Sends Autonomous Robots to Compete in Extreme Underground Environments
NASA Sends Autonomous Robots to Compete in Extreme Underground Environments

24 Sep 2021, 19:29 UTC / NASA's JPL-led Team CoSTAR is participating in DARPA's Subterranean Challenge, a competition where autonomous robots have to face extreme underground scenarios

 
Autonomous Robots to Run Amok in Huge Kentucky Limestone Mine in September
Autonomous Robots to Run Amok in Huge Kentucky Limestone Mine in September

16 Aug 2021, 09:22 UTC / The finals of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge (SubT) to take place at the Louisville Mega Cavern, but also online for a number of teams

 
Meet LEO Coupe: an Electric Flying Hypercar that Belongs in a Sci-Fi Movie
Meet LEO Coupe: an Electric Flying Hypercar that Belongs in a Sci-Fi Movie

5 Aug 2021, 14:54 UTC / Powered by a DARPA-funded propulsion system, LEO Coupe is a flying car that promises to reach a top speed of 250 mph (402 kph).

 
DARPA Wants Stealth Autonomous Vehicles to Navigate in Darkness and Underground
DARPA Wants Stealth Autonomous Vehicles to Navigate in Darkness and Underground

29 Jul 2021, 11:11 UTC / DARPA is working on a groundbreaking project that could ditch the traditional headlights and sensors for autonomous vehicles, in order to make them stealthier.

 
USSF to Conquer Deep-Space With Groundbreaking Solar Thermal-Powered Spacecraft
USSF to Conquer Deep-Space With Groundbreaking Solar Thermal-Powered Spacecraft

20 Jul 2021, 07:14 UTC / U.S. Space Force's future spacecraft, Scorpius, uses solar power to become faster and more efficient even than nuclear-powered models.

 
DARPA Tests Hypersonic Rocket, Comes With On-Demand Thrust Termination
DARPA Tests Hypersonic Rocket, Comes With On-Demand Thrust Termination

23 Jun 2021, 11:12 UTC / DARPA and Aerojet Rocketdyne conducted in May a full-scale static test firing of a unique second stage propulsion system of a hypersonic rocket

 
Explorer Robot Was Bred to Work Its Way in Underground Environments
Explorer Robot Was Bred to Work Its Way in Underground Environments

23 May 2021, 07:54 UTC / Explorer is the name of a robot system developed by the Carnegie Mellon University and the Oregon State University for the DARPA Subterranean Challenge