Congratulations to ACTUV, DARPA’s first large unmanned surface vessel to transition to ONR! In the press announcement from DARPA, starting at 39 seconds, they show additional video footage of MAPC’s TALONS system demonstration! [wpdevart_youtube]wqb4xzhd40w[/wpdevart_youtube]
August 15, 2017: DARPA released a new press release and video about TALONS’ recent demonstration on the USS Zephyr. For more information about MAPC’s work on the TALONS system, please visit our site! From the DARPA Press Release: TALONS Tested on Commissioned U.S. Navy Vessel for First Time Prototype of low-cost, elevated sensor mast improves ship’s communication range and ability to detect, track, and classify contacts of interest DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a…
MAPC has been chosen to demonstrate its Unmanned GARC and a smaller version of it’s TALONS towed parafoil during the United State’s Marine Corps and U.S. Navy new amphibious technologies exercise this April in California. For more about the exercise, please see this news article. For more about TALONS-S and Unmanned GARC, please visit our website!
Friday, May 8, 2015: DARPA released information about two exciting projects under its TERN program (Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node). The TALONS program mentioned is led by MAPC. The full press release from DARPA can be found here: http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2015/05/07.aspx The Washington Business Journal share’s DARPA’s enthusiasm for TALONS, stating that the TERN program is one of DARPA’s “coolest” projects. Read the full article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2015/05/drones-at-sea-here-s-the-latest-from-one-of-darpa.html