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DARPA awards eight contracts to help develop combat-ready vehicles

By Shawn Knight
Apr 27, 2016
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  1. DARPA, the government agency that develops new technologies for use by the military, is looking for outside help in designing vehicles that can stand up to the constantly evolving threat of armor-piercing weapons.

    The agency’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program has awarded contracts to eight organizations to develop combat-ready vehicles designed to improve mobility, vehicle survivability and crew safety without packing on heavy, performance-robbing armor.

    The eight organizations include Carnegie Mellon University, Honeywell International Inc., Leidos, Pratt & Miller, QinetiQ Inc., Raytheon BBN, Southwest Research Institute and SRI International.

    Full details on the project can be found over on DARPA’s website.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,669   +777

    God knows, over time the development of combat capable vehicles has improved, but in many cases these vehicles had to be modified because of short sightedness (The Humvee is a good example). They need to not only develop a good vehicle, but one that can be quickly modified to counter threats in ever changing theaters of operation. There are a lot of good examples around the world; so why do we seem to have such a problem developing such a vehicle?
     

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