Category Archives: DARPA

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    Sikorsky Wins $8 Million Contract For DARPA’s ALIAS Program

    Posted on March 6, 2015 by Admin in DARPA, Sikorsky.

    Sikorsky has won $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The DARPA’s ALIAS program’s aim is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew, according to the press release announced on […]

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  • DARPA to review VTOL X-Plane conceptual designs in July

    Posted on June 26, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA.

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will review conceptual designs of the four vertical take-off and landing experimental aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) models in July. Boeing Phantom Swift programme manager Brian Ritter told IHS Jane’s that the initial reviews of designs developed by Aurora Flight Sciences, Boeing, Karem and Sikorsky are scheduled to be […]

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    DARPA developing ‘radical’ copter/plane hybrid

    Posted on March 24, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA.

    24 March 2014 Artist’s concepts (from top) by Boeing, Karem and Sikorsky The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded four contracts for the first phase of a plane that can take off and land like a helicopter but actually fly like a real plane. The agency is looking for “innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing […]

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  • Is It a Helicopter? Is It a Plane? Is It a Jeep? Yes.

    Posted on March 4, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA.

    A plane that laughs at short runways, a helicopter that sneers at slow airspeeds, a Jeep that jumps over IEDs, a robot that fears nothing as it ferries cargo and wounded soldiers in and out of battle zones—all these machines in one small, convenient package—that’s what the military calls “Darpa hard.” As for Darpa itself—the […]

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    ARES Aims to Provide More Front-line Units with Mission-tailored VTOL Capabilities

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA, Unmanned.

    11 February 2014 Unmanned aerial logistics system would bypass ground-based threats and enable faster, more effective delivery of cargo and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas U.S. military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make ground-based transportation to and from the front lines a […]

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  • Aurora Wins DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program Contract

    Posted on February 6, 2014 by Admin in DARPA.

    Manassas, VA, February 4, 2014 – Aurora Flight Sciences announced today the award of a Phase I contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) X-Plane program. Aurora’s innovative VTOL X-Plane, known as LightningStrike, is designed for efficient hover and high speed, meeting DARPA’s ambitious goals for performance and […]

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