TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 â The Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyÂ has picked Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), Honeywell (NYSE: HON), SRI International, QinetiQ, Pratt & Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and Southwest Research Institute for itsÂ Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.
DARPA said TuesdayÂ the selected companies will conduct research and development work on armored ground vehicle platforms that can both integrate added armor and sustain mobility and speed.
“We’re exploring a variety of potentially groundbreaking technologies, all of which are designed to improve vehicle mobility, vehicle survivability and crew safety and performance without piling on armor, ” said Maj. Christopher Orlowski, program manager at DARPA.
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