DARPA Invites Next Wave of Electronic Warfare, Sensor Tech

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September 26, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: September 26 on

The Pentagon is looking for the next wave in warfighting technologies, inviting industry to offer ideas in key areas, such as dealing with the electromagnetic spectrum and ways to manage the flood of data collected by its growing number of sensors.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is staging a Proposer’s Day Sept. 20 to solicit information on what it calls “revolutionary advances” for its Microsystems Technology Office, forcing on three key areas: spectrum and physics interfaces, tactical information extraction and the globalization of technology.

Those areas reflect what the Defense Department has identified as key areas of concern, and one it needs to keep up with in the fast-developing technology world.

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