PARC, DZYNE Technologies Land Contracts Under DARPA’s Vanishing Air Delivery R&D Program

DARPAXerox’s PARC subsidiary and DZYNE Technologies have been awarded separate contracts under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aimed at developing a “vanishing” air delivery platform.

DARPA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted June 10 DZYNE Technologies will receive $2.9 million under the initial phase of the Inbound, Controlled, Air-Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems program and $3.2 million under the second phase.

PARC also secured a contract in which it will get $2.3 million under the program’s first phase and $1.6 million under phase 2, according to a June 3 notice posted by DARPA on FedBizOpps.

ICARUS is a two-phase initiative launched in October 2015 that aims to develop aerial platforms that work to deliver food and medical supplies and physically disappear after the delivery mission.

DARPA said it will issue approximately $8 million in funds over a 26-month period for research and development work on vanishing aerial delivery vehicles made of transient materials.

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