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  • Researchers wearing personal protective equipment look at a vial Research and Development

    March 2021

    JUST IN: DARPA Researching Less Cumbersome Personal Protective Equipment

    New research on lightweight protective equipment from the Defense Department could be the next line of defense against the COVID-19 and future pandemics, according to the acting leader of the military’s research agency.
  • Special Operations

    April 2017

    Special Operators Seek to Break Language Barrier (UPDATED)

    By Vivienne Machi
    When asked about the types of language technology that commandos are currently seeking, Army Special Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo said, “You just need to watch Star Trek.”
  • Research and Development

    August 2016

    Basic Research Key to Invigorating Innovation

    By Richard G. Ames
    Basic research provides the foundation for the technologies that have the broadest and most significant impact on military capability.
  • Land Forces

    August 2016

    How Technology Could Create 'Super Soldiers'

    By Jon Harper
    Popular culture has long been fascinated by the idea of enhancing human beings. In the real world, scientists and engineers are working on cutting-edge technologies to make U.S. troops faster, smarter and more resilient.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    June 2016

    Defense Department Official Sees Promise in DARPA’s Unmanned Boat

    By Vivienne Machi
    A senior Defense Department official sees the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new unmanned boat as an example of how the department is working to maintain its scientific and technological edge through innovation.
  • Research and Development

    May 2016

    DARPA Shows Off Technology at Demo Day

    By Yasmin Tadjdeh
    Dozens of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program managers, researchers and engineers descended upon the Pentagon May 11 to show off new technology. DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said the goal of the agency’s demo day is to get the agency's breakthrough technology in front of the right people.
  • Global Defense Market

    May 2016

    X-Plane May Impact Future Vertical Lift Program

    By Yasmin Tadjdeh
    An aviation program within a top Defense Department laboratory could result in the development of new technologies and techniques that could be applied to the Army’s future vertical lift program.
  • Emerging Technologies

    May 2016

    DARPA Pursuing Technologies to Help Troops ID Enemies

    By Yasmin Tadjdeh
    In December, DARPA kicked off its Squad X Core Technologies program as a way to provide dismounted soldiers and Marines with better situational awareness in treacherous and degraded environments.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    April 2016

    DARPA’s Crewless Vessel to Begin Sea Trials

    By Yasmin Tadjdeh
    "An unmanned surface vessel capable of sailing anywhere in the world will soon begin sea trials, a military official said April 6.<br/>"
  • Emerging Technologies

    March 2016

    ‘Democratization’ of Technology Rattles U.S. National Security Agencies

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    ‘Democratization’ of Technology Rattles U.S. National Security Agencies
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