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New weapon

DARPA Aims to Create Armies of ‘Insect Allies’ to Protect Crops Worldwide

"DARPA plans to harness the power of this natural system by engineering genes inside plant viruses that can be transmitted by insects to confer protective traits to the target plants they feed upon."

I spy

DARPA Robot Submarine Killer Warship called ACTUV gets a ‘Spy in the Sky’

ACTUV seeks to lay the technical foundation for an entirely new class of ocean-going warships: robots with AI (artificial intelligence) brains.

Weapons galore

Hackers Almost Cripple the Internet by Weaponizing IoT Devices as Botnets

The severity and length of the attacks led some security experts to finger Russia.

Satellite hunter

US Air Force Takes Control of Powerful DARPA Space Telescope for Tracking Spy Satellites

SST is designed to expand space situational awareness, and to quickly provide wide area search capability.

DIUx man

First DIUx Contracts will Develop Smarter Land, Sea and Aerial Drones

The main mission of DIUx is to serve as a bridge between the U.S. military and private companies operating at the cutting edge of technology.

See better

DARPA Developing Windowless APC so Soldiers Inside can See Better

Raytheon is developing a platform designed to provide real-time surveillance for soldiers traveling inside the vehicle.

Winner

DARPA has Just Developed Hack Proof Code and Proved it Works

At the time they began the operation, they were given access to one part of the drone's computer system.

Glide, baby, glide

Russian Experts Pooh-Pooh US Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Program

By the 2040s, it will have an operational hypersonic strike ISR platform capable of both surveillance and weapon delivery.

Must be a better way

DARPA Launches Contest to Make AI-powered Military Radios that are Really Smart

Tilghman said this lack of agility results in a lack of efficiency since portions of the spectrum can be overtaxed while others are not in use.

Jamming ISIS

DARPA Developing Next Gen US Electronic Warfare Systems Masterminded by AI

DARPA began pioneering cognitive EW in 2010.

DIUx man

DIUx, DARPA’s Baby Brother, Shares Role of Keeping US Military the World’s Most Powerful

Carter described, DIUx as the DoD's "technology startup."

Bending light

DARPA’s EXTREME Program will Manipulate Light to Strengthen US National Security

If successful, EXTREME could introduce a new era in optics and imagers for national defense.

Small and lethal

DARPA Crowd Sourcing Ideas on How to Combat Small Aerial Drones

DARPA is interested in identifying novel, flexible, mobile layered defense systems and component technologies.

Smart

DARPA Wants to Understand how AI Systems Reach Decisions

The effectiveness of these AI systems is limited by the machine's current inability to explain their decisions and actions to human users.

See through

DARPA-funded Camera can see Around and Behind Walls

The see around the corner technology was first developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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