Producing Simpler Weapon Systems on Demand The cost and time required to develop combat aircraft has soared since the 1970s as they have become increasingly complex. Now DARPA is making a bid to return to simple, elegant weapon systems but making full use of the advances in design and manufacturing technologies since that time. The agency is launching a small business innovative research (SBIR) project to demonstrate rapid on-demand manufacturing of a single-purpose weapon ...

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