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.
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
UGV/UAV Joint Autonomy demonstration for US Army, 20-Jan-16 : Carnegie Mellon University and Sikorsky used an autonomous helicopter and an autonomous ground vehicle in UGV/UAV Joint Autonomy demonstration for the US Army
DARPA Robotic Landing Gear, 10-Sep-15 : Having the ability to land on and take off from angled, irregular and moving surfaces would greatly expand the effectiveness of helicopters across many military and national security missions.
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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