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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