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    Established in 1958, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.


    OPV Black Hawk with Supervised Autonomy, 30-Mar-21 : #drones Sikorsky and DARPA fly the optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) Black Hawk helicopter with supervised autonomy

    Skyworks and Scaled in Partnership for Vertijet, 10-Jul-19 : #Vertijet Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites (Scaled) announced partnership to build prototype of the VertiJet, an aircraft based on the 1950s Fairey Rotodyne incorporating techs developed by the GBA/DARPA Heliplane program

    US Army in Autonomous Helicopter Demonstration, 30-Oct-18 : #Autonomy The Sikorsky/DARPA SARA (Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76) optionally-piloted helicopter was at Fort Eustis in a first-of-its-kind demonstration to the US Army

    Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract, 11-Jan-17 : Sikorsky won the contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency s (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program to increase Aircraft Autonomy.

    DARPA’s ALIAS Phase 2 Flight Tests, 23-Dec-16 : DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program Phase 2 completed flight tests with a Cessna 208 Caravan fixed-wing aircraft and the Sikorsky S-76 MATRIX helicopter

    Sikorsky Completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 1, 31-May-16 : Sikorsky demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight with a S-76 to complete Phase 1 of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program

    Aurora Flies Subscale X-Plane Aircraft, 18-Apr-16 : A subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) of the Aurora Flight Sciences LightningStrike (VTOL X-Plane) developed for DARPA was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility

    DARPA Awarded Next Gen US Navy UAV Demonstrator, 21-Mar-16 : DARPA, AVX and Northrop Grumman developing full-scale technology demonstrator of next-generation unmanned system designed for small-deck ships

    DARPA Selects Aurora to Build VTOL X-Plane, 03-Mar-16 : Aurora LightningStrike Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) has the first-ever distributed hybrid-electric propulsion system

    Honeywell Provides Clearer Picture For Helicopter Pilots, 16-Feb-16 : Honeywell and DARPA to continue improving 3D visibility and safety in bad weather by testing synthetic vision in US Army Black Hawk

    20-Jan-16 - UGV/UAV Joint Autonomy demonstration for US Army
    10-Sep-15 - DARPA Robotic Landing Gear
    04-Mar-15 - Sikorsky Awarded $8M for DARPA Phase 1 ALIAS Heli-Expo 2015
    21-Apr-14 - Optionally Piloted Black Hawk First Flight
    12-Aug-13 - Sikorsky Unveils Matrix Technology

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