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01/01/1995

The X-31 experimental aircraft was designed and built by Rockwell and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), as part of a joint U.S. and German Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability program to improve pilots’ abilities to control the aircraft’s pitch and yaw with more finesse than was possible in most conventional fighters. One outcome was the ability, with the help of design elements such as thrust vectoring, to execute controlled flight at extreme angles of attack at which conventional aircraft would stall or lose control.

DARPA joined the cause by sponsoring tests of the X-31. During a test on November 6, 1992, one of the two X-31s that were built in the program, achieved controlled flight at a 70° angle of attack. On April 29, 1993, the second X-31 successfully executed a swift, minimum-radius, 180° turn using a post-stall maneuver, a maneuver well beyond the ability of conventional aircraft. Of the two aircraft, one survived to the conclusion of the X-31 program in June 1995. That aircraft underwent further research at the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. Its ultimate destination was Germany where it remains on display at the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim.

04/24/2015

DARPA comprises approximately 220 government employees in six technical offices, including nearly 100 program managers, who together oversee about 250 research and development programs.

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05/28/2015
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04/29/2015

The Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Office of Freedom of Information is responsible for all DARPA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Directions for submitting a FOIA Request may be found below. Requests submitted directly to DARPA will be re-routed to the Office of Freedom of Information and responses may be delayed.

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04/29/2015

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act," or No FEAR Act, for the purpose of protecting the rights of employees, former employees and applicants for federal employment under federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

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