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Updated 10:35 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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DARPA

XLUUV

US Navy Speeds-Up Program to Build Large Unmanned Combat Submarines

This capability allows Echo Voyager to accomplish different types of combat missions.

Turnaround

DARPA selects Boeing’s Team to Build its XS-1 Spaceplane

DARPA hopes Phantom Express will allow the Department of Defense to launch satellites into LEO with only a few days' notice.

Fly me to the Moon?

DARPA Poised to Select Builder of its XS-1 Spaceplane

DARPA wants the first space flight of the XS-1 to occur in 2019 or 2020.

Testing

LightningStrike VTOL ‘Electric Aerial Drone’ Set to Revolutionize Flight

The operational XV-24A will be twice as fast as a helicopter.

Submarine killer

US Navy Sea Hunter Anti-Submarine Robot Warship Elicits Fear and Loathing from China

It's expected to enter service with the United States Third Fleet once it becomes operational.

Vaporize

DARPA Cardboard Drones that Self-Destruct take First Flight

The DARPA project that led to the development of Sky Machine is called ICARUS.

Maneuvering

DARPA’s EXACTO Guided .50-caliber Bullet Just Got a Lot Smarter

EXACTO is the world's first guided small caliber bullet, claims DARPA.

MAD-FIRES

DARPA Close to Perfecting Mini-Missiles that can Destroy Drone Swarms

The program is being run by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Less tired

Soft Exosuit will make US Soldiers less Prone to Fatigue; will Complement Bullet-proof TALOS Armor

The final prototype will be equipped "with more efficient actuators, sensors and cables," he pointed out.

VTOL

Over 100 US Navy Warships to become Aircraft Carriers with Deployment of TERN Aerial Drone

The navy said it has over 100 small-deck ships whose helicopter landing pads can accommodate TERN.

Innovators

Department of Defense Support Key to DARPA Successes

"And none of that would have been possible without now six decades of sustained support."

Testing

DARPA Pushes Ahead with VTOL Project to Transform US Navy Warships into Aircraft Carriers

TERN will initially be designed for reconnaissance missions but will ultimately be turned into a weapons system carrying the Navy's full range of air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs.

Robot is my co-pilot

DARPA Making Good Progress in Developing ‘Robotic Co-Pilots’ for US Warplanes

The program intends to exploit the considerable advances made in aircraft automation systems over the past 50 years.

Zoom!

US Air Force Going Fast Forward with Development of Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

At these fantastic speeds, a hypersonic missile can speed from Los Angeles to Beijing in less than 1.5 hours.

EW kills

New DARPA Project Intends to Neutralize Effectiveness of Digitally Programmable Radars

Digitally programmable or adaptive radar are the greatest threat to U.S. warplanes.

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