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.
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