DARPA Wants Its Military Gear To Get Tougher, Sooner


DARPA, the government agency known for its robots and other crazy futuristic inventions, just announced a new project that could lead to the quicker development of advanced military vehicles. This new project is called Materials Development for Platforms, and it aims to shorten the timespan between designing tough materials that can withstand harsh environments and having them used on actual military equipment. Apparently, such a process typically takes more than a decade (that's why the Luke arm's relatively fast FDA approval was darn impressive). But MDP seeks to come up with the methodology and tools to cut that down to two-and-a-half years.

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1nsomniac1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )

It's simply because they don't care about the repercussions. Remove the health & safety precautions along with the general common sense intelligence of could this be used in a bad way & hey presto production time has decreased ten-fold!

These people don't care about good or bad all they care about is money!