DARPA

Military Snipers Could Soon Be Using "guided" Bullets

Kyle Mizokami Security, Americas It's all thanks to a DARPA project. Key Point: DARPA has been quiet on the project since 2014. One of the most challenging roles in ground units is that of a military sniper. Military snipers must take long...
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A Darpa-funded Implantable Biochip To Detect Covid-19 Could Hit Markets By 2021

A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip To Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets By 2021 Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:40 Authored by Raul Diego via MintPressNews.com, The most significant scientific discovery since gravity has...
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This Just In: Darpa’s Newest Hypersonic Missile Passed A Crucial Test

Caleb Larson Security, The test marks a milestone in the HAWC hypersonic project, a massive multi-agency effort. In a news release, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, or DARPA, announced that two variants of their Hypersonic...

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Darpa Says Gremlins X-61a Uas Drone ‘beautifully’ Passed Second Test

DARPA says its Gremlins Air Vehicle X-61A ‘beautifully’ passed its second round of testing, paving the way for airborne recovery tests scheduled to take place later on this year. The second flight test took place at the US Army Dugway...
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Darpa Project Aims To Protect Cars, Trucks, Spacecraft From Hackers

Even the most advanced cars and other vehicles hide a rat’s nest of electronics—hundreds of processors and millions of lines of code that were designed separately but now must work together under the hood for years at a time. Keeping...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Hackers

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Us Air Force's Top F-16 Pilot Bested By Artificial Intelligence In Dogfight Simulation

An artificial intelligence “pilot” just swept the floor with its human adversary in a set of simulated dogfights hosted by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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How An F-16 Fighter Jet Lost A Dog Fight To A Computer

Kris Osborn Security, What would it mean if an unmanned, AI-enabled fighter jet were able to out-perform a manned fighter in a dogfight? Well, that is what happened according to a DARPA-industry simulation exercise in which a drone fighter...
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Darpa Virtual Dogfight Will Include Battle Between Ai And Human Pilot

DARPA has revealed its plans for the final of three AlphaDogfight Trials, a competition that will — this time around — take place entirely online. Anyone will be able to register and stream the competition, giving them a chance to see...

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Darpa Says America's Jets Have Reached The Peak Of Stealth (so What Now?)

Michael Peck Technology, Americas Did the Pentagon just admit that stealth technology may not work anymore? Here's What You Need To Remember: The Pentagon's pet research agency seems to be taking a swipe at the concept of small numbers of...
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Darpa Is Making Guided Sniper Bullets

Kyle Mizokami Security, EXACTO, or Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance bullets turns .50 caliber bullets into guided rounds capable of zeroing in on a target. Here's What You Need To Remember: EXACTO technology promises to revolutionize sniping....

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Challenging Leidos, L3harris Wins Robotic Warship Contract

In 2016, Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) did an amazing thing.Asked by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- DARPA, the Pentagon's "mad scientists" division -- to design and build a fully automated robotic warship capable of locating and tracking...
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The Pentagon Wants To Build An Interceptor To Block Hypersonic Weapons

Michael Peck Security, DARPA seeks to "develop and demonstrate a technology that is critical for enabling an advanced interceptor capable of engaging maneuvering hypersonic threats in the upper atmosphere." Here's What You Need to...
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Miniature Telescope Demonstration Focuses On Sharpening View Of Distant Objects In Space

A recently deployed DARPA CubeSat seeks to demonstrate technology that could improve imaging of distant objects in space and allow powerful space telescopes to fit into small satellites. DARPA's Deformable Mirror (DeMi) CubeSat deployed from the...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Satellites

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Pentagon’s ‘mad Scientist’ Division Aims To Build Folding ‘crane’ Plane

A recent news release by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has revealed the agency’s scientists are seeking to build an aircraft with the ability to change its shape as it flies.
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Hackaday Links: July 19, 2020

Care to flex your ethical hacker muscles? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, is running its first-ever bug-bounty program. The event is called “Finding Exploits to Thwart Tampering”, or FETT — get...
Related topics: Medical Research

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This Darpa Program Will Turn Every Novice Into A Super Sniper

Kyle Mizokami Technology, Americas You can hit moving targets with ease. Here's What You Need To Remember: EXACTO technology promises to revolutionize sniping. Snipers can now engage targets more quickly and with greater accuracy at longer...

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Darpa Is Transforming Cargo Planes Into Flying Aircraft Carriers

Michael Peck Security, For drones. Here's What You Need To Remember: But equally intriguing is the potential to bring drones to the battlefield. With a range of more than 2,000 miles, a C-130 mothership could bring its squadron of drones closer...
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Darpa Scientists Had A Plan To Replace The M-16 Rifle. It Failed.

Matthew Moss Security, It wasn't so easy. Here's What You Need To Remember:  In the early 1970s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency worked on a “Low Maintenance Rifle” concept—or LMR. DARPA thought the new weapon could be a...

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Why And How Does Darpa Work?

Program Managers At the end of the day the ARPA Model depends on badass program managers. Why is this the case? PMs need to think for themselves and go up and down the ladder of abstraction in an unstructured environment. On top of that they need...

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In Case You Haven’t Heard, The Air Force And Darpa Just Had An Accident

Caleb Larson Security, Americas A hypersonic missile currently undergoing testing somehow fell from the B-52 that was carrying it—oops! The United States Air Force and DARPA conducted a missile test earlier this week that didn’t exactly go...

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