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BAE Systems extends DARPA Air C2 deal

20th March 2019 - 12:03 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast


BAE Systems has won a deal with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop autonomous software for air mission planning, with the company now focused on transitioning the technology into operational use with the USAF.

The company has developed the Distributed, Interactive, Command and Control Tool (DIRECT) as part of DARPA’s Resilient Synchronised Planning and Assessment for the Contested Environment (RSPACE) programme.

RSPACE aims to provide resilient C2 and the ability to manage complex airspace operations even when communications are limited and unreliable, according to DARPA.

The goal is to develop human-centred software decision aids ‘that,

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Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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