DARPA Picks Manta Ray Teams

Artist’s concept of a Manta Ray UUV. DARPA DARPA has awarded Phase 2 contracts to continue the Manta Ray program that began in 2020. The effort seeks to demonstrate innovative technologies allowing payload-capable autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to operate on long-duration, long-range missions in ocean environments. The two prime contractors, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation … Read more

DARPA launches Phase Two of Manta Ray UUV maritime drone project

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is getting creative with its drone development by awarding Phase Two contracts to produce uncrewed underwater vehicles (UUV) that hostile forces might well ignore as nothing more than manta rays. Because that’s just what they’re designed to look like. DARPA originally launched the Manta Ray UUV project … Read more

DARPA sensor system transitions to Air Force

Home » News » DARPA sensor system transitions to Air Force © Shutterstock Credit: U.S. Air Force The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said a sensor system developed under the Arrays at Commercial Timescales – Integration and Validation (ACT-IV) program has transitioned to the Air Force. DARPA indicated Northrop Grumman, which serves as the … Read more

Northrop Breaks Into DARPA’s Blackjack – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

Blackjack concept, DARPA Tactical Technology Office image WASHINGTON: Northrop Grumman has nabbed its first contract under DARPA’s high-profile Blackjack program demonstrating military uses for small, cheap, low-orbiting satellites — with an award to develop alternate capabilities when GPS signals are jammed or degraded. Blackjack is widely seen by the satellite industry as a boot-strap into … Read more

88 satellites in one throw – including ICEYE objects. Transporter-2 mission launch

The considered launch of Falcon 9 took place on June 30 this year. at 15:31 local time (21:31 CEST) from the LC-40 launcher, part of the Cape Canaveral space launch facility in Florida. Firing up was delayed by one day – the earlier take-off attempt was interrupted when a private helicopter entered the restricted airspace … Read more