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Manned and unmanned aerial systems, including fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and supporting technologies

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August 7-8, 2019,
DARPA Conference Center
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) is hosting a “STO Industry Day” event on August 7 – 8, 2019, in the DARPA Conference Center, Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the event is to (1) familiarize attendees with STO’s vision, problem spaces, program managers (PMs), and technology interests; and (2) facilitate technical discussion between STO PMs and attendees that explore innovative and impactful solution ideas for strategic national security challenges.
August 2-3, 2017,
DARPA Conference Center
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) is hosting a “Sync with STO” event on August 2 – 3, 2017. The purpose of the event is to (1) familiarize attendees with STO’s vision, problem spaces, program managers (PMs), and technology interests; and (2) facilitate technical discussions between STO PMs and attendees that explore innovative and impactful solution ideas for strategic national security challenges. The event is scheduled for August 2 – 3, 2017, at the DARPA Conference Center located at 675 N. Randolph St. Arlington, VA 22203.
The Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) program is developing and testing technologies that enable adaptive, mission-responsive networking among diverse airborne platforms in contested environments.
For decades, U.S. military air operations have relied on increasingly capable multi-function manned aircraft to execute critical combat and non-combat missions. Adversaries’ abilities to detect and engage those aircraft from longer ranges have improved over time as well, however, driving up the costs for vehicle design, operation and replacement. An ability to send large numbers of small unmanned air systems (UASs) with coordinated, distributed capabilities could provide U.S. forces with improved operational flexibility at much lower cost than is possible with today’s expensive, all-in-one platforms—especially if those unmanned systems could be retrieved for reuse while airborne.
PCAS seeks to fundamentally increase Close Air Support effectiveness by enabling dismounted ground agents and combat aircrews to share real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data.