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Darpa Events

No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) Proposers Day

January 13, 2020, 8 A.M. EST
The Tactical Technology Office is holding a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) program in anticipation of a planned Broad Agency Announcement. The No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) program seeks to design a ship that can operate autonomously for long durations at sea, enabling a clean-sheet ship design process that eliminates design considerations associated with crew.

Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Urban Circuit

February 18-27, 2020
DARPA’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge seeks to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore uncharted underground environments that are too dangerous, dark, or deep to risk human lives. In three circuit events and one final event, participating teams will deploy autonomous systems to attempt to map, navigate, and search various underground environments. Teams earn points by correctly identifying artifacts placed within those environments. The Urban Circuit, the second scored event of the SubT Challenge, will take place in February 2020.

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