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2010-05-27
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has been awarded a contract for expanded support of Lockheed Martin's Space Systems' development of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor is the Structure) airship powered by a regenerative fuel cell (RFC).
2010-09-29
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Boeing has signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program. Under the terms of the $89 million contract, SolarEagle will make its first demonstration flight in 2014.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing a $3.8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Vulture air vehicle program. The Vulture program calls for developing technologies and ultimately a vehicle that can deliver and maintain an airborne payload on station for an uninterrupted period of more than five years using a fixed-wing aircraft.
2012-03-02
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DARPA awarded Raytheon Co. a $3.8 million contract to allow armed forces to conduct jamming operations with minimal communication and control interference to friendly forces. The High-Power Efficient Rf Digital-to-Analog Converter (HiPERDAC) program seeks to enable tactical platforms, such as maritime craft, ground vehicles, tactical aircraft, and UAVs, as well as individual soldiers, to conduct battlefield jamming operations while minimizing frequency interference with friendly forces.
2009-10-14
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Under a $31 million Military Network Protocol contract issued by DARPA, a team led by Lockheed Martin is developing new cyber assurance procedures aimed at protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and security of military networks.
2010-01-08
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DARPA has awarded Orbital Sciences Corp. a Phase 2 contract to develop the final design for System F6 (Future Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft). The objective of the System F6 program is to develop and demonstrate the basic building blocks of a radically new space architecture in which traditional large, multifunctional spacecraft are replaced by clusters of wirelessly interconnected spacecraft modules.
2010-10-15
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DARPA awarded Pratt & Whitney a $33.8 million contract to develop Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) engine technology under Phase II of the Vulcan advanced propulsion program. While conventional engines burn fuel at a constant pressure, CVC engines combust fuel at a constant volume and are significantly more efficient than conventional engines.
2010-11-07
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DARPA awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract, with a value up to $1 million, to design an engine for the Transformer (TX), a vertical takeoff and landing, road-worthy concept study vehicle. The engine design will use technology from the EnduroCORE engine developed by P&WR.
2011-01-27
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DARPA awarded Thermacore a $3 million contract extension to continue the development and commercialization of active heat sink technologies for Micro-technologies for Air-Cooled Exchangers (MACE). To qualify for the contract extension, Thermacore successfully created a thermal solution demonstrator using a combination of existing and developmental heat transfer technology that exceeded the requirements of the initial 24-month "base effort" phase of the contract.
2009-05-15
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Rockwell Collins has been awarded the third phase of a damage tolerance contract by DARPA. Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will demonstrate completely autonomous takeoff, recovery from extreme damage and failure, and autonomous landing of an unmanned subscale F/A-18.
2008-07-15
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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $2.2 million contract for the fabrication and ground test of a Solar Thermal Propulsion rocket engine. This contract extends the current High Delta-V Experiment Program (HiDVE) another six months and follows a successful critical design review last March.
2010-07-15
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AVX Aircraft Co. has responded to a Broad Agency Announcement from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeking designs for a tactical fly-drive vehicle known as the Transformer (TX). 
2010-09-07
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Following development of DARPA's daytime persistent surveillance system, BAE Systems has been awarded an additional $49.9 million contract to develop the advanced processor for the agency's nighttime, IR system—the Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance–Infrared (ARGUS-IR).
2009-01-27
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DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has awarded a prime contract to SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.) for development of biofuels. Under the contract ($25 million if all phases of development are completed), SAIC will lead a team of industrial and academic organizations in development of an integrated process for producing JP-8 from algae at a cost target of $3/gal.
2016-02-19
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Tern continues to undergo progress toward creating a new class of unmanned air systems combining shipboard takeoff and landing capabilities, enhanced speed and endurance, and supervised autonomy.
2016-03-14
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Dozens of attempts by VTOL aircraft designers have been made to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency, or the ability to do useful work, “with each effort struggling or failing in one way or another.”
2015-03-11
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The objective of DARPA’s ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew. Sikorsky is leading a team for Phase 1 development.
2014-10-24
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a contract for the accelerated development of its SideArm launch and recovery system. Demonstration of the SideArm technology was a key part of Aurora's work on the Tactically Enhanced Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program.
2013-10-24
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The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a $2.8 million contract for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) program. The objective of the DAPRA TERN program is to design, develop, and demonstrate a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and related technologies to enable future launch, recovery, and operations from a wide range of existing U.S.
2014-02-22
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Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded 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 useful load capacity.
2014-07-15
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Boeing plans to design a reusable launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in support of the U.S. government’s efforts to reduce satellite launch costs. DARPA’s XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation, and reliability similar to modern aircraft.
2014-09-24
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Northrop Grumman to develop and demonstrate advanced wideband digital antenna technology for next generation radio frequency sensors using active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs).
2012-12-14
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Raytheon Co. was awarded a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for phase one of the agency's Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. During the next nine months, the company will complete the design for small satellites to enhance warfighter situational awareness in the battlespace.
2017-01-26
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DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program envisions flight operations with reduced onboard aircrew while improving mission performance and flight safety. This is achieved with a tailorable, drop-in, removable kit that would provide advanced automation to existing aircraft.
2017-05-21
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Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrated DARPA's ALIAS automated flight technology in a Boeing 737 simulator. ALIAS showcased its ability to utilize the existing 737 auto-landing system to autonomously land the aircraft safely in the event of pilot incapacitation.
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