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.
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 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.