DARPA to Offer Glimpse of War Technology in the Works


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense’s research arm, this week will offer military personnel and civilians a peek behind the curtain at a wide range of technologies under development at the Pentagon.

DARPA Demo Day, set for Wednesday in the Pentagon courtyard, promises an up-close look at some of the innovative technology and military systems that are at various stages of development and readiness, the agency said in a statement.

More than 60 projects are scheduled to be demonstrated, according to a brochure about the event. Many of the projects are being demonstrated by the companies developing the technology with the agency.

Among the programs to be showcased: an experimental vertical takeoff and landing plane by Aurora Flight Sciences, an anti-submarine warfare unmanned vehicle from Leidos and a new modular prosthetic limb developed by Johns Hopkins University.

The research touches on every area of defense, from such domains as undersea and space, to such technologies as demonstrate sensors, microsystems, and cyber, spectrum and biological technologies.

DARPA Demo Day is open to all military and civilian personnel with a Pentagon badge, as well as to visiting U.S. government military and civilian employees with a common access card and intelligence personnel with blue intelligence community badges. Personnel with these IDs may receive temporary, no-escort-required badges by checking in at the Pentagon Visitor Center near the Metro entrance.

A team from Military.com will also be dropping by to chronicle some of the cutting-edge work. Stay tuned.

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