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Recharging airborne drones using laser equipped tankers

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) has asked industry to propose methods of recharging drones in mid-air using a laser strapped to a USAF tanker. Combat Aircraft Journal reports...

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DARPA completes unmanned flight with Black Hawk

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed the first ever flight of an unmanned Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter using its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System

DARPA targets AI assistant for US rotary pilots

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance programme to develop a prototype artificial intelligence assistant

C-130 recovers X-61 UAV mid-flight

During the latest test deployment of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Gremlins programme, an X-61 Gremlin Air Vehicle (GAV) was successfully recovered by a C-130 whilst airborne

DARPA awards Northrop Grumman PNT contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing payload, with options to build units destined for space flight

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Recapping the fly-off between Boeing's X-32 and Lockheed's X-35

Back in 2000, the most valuable fighter fly-offs in modern times took place between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed X-35, as we explain

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Team Cyborg: Exploring DARPA's ALIAS program

Combat aircraft teaming is to become a combination of human and hardware, as Key.Aero explores...

DARPA’s LongShot UAV concept enters design phase

DARPA has contracted three firms to participate in the first phase of the LongShot programme, which seeks to develop an air-launched UAV capable of launching air-to-air missiles

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Artificial Intelligence: Flying is the Robot's Job

Key.Aero explores the US military's growing focus on using artificial intelligence to cover the role of flying combat aircraft, while pilots become mission managers

Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlin completes first flight

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Dynetics have announced the successful first test flight of the X-61A Gremlin.