DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline or otherwise unavailable. The program now enters the next phase, which calls for the demonstration of a prototype of the system at sea. TUNA seeks to develop and demonstrate novel, optical-fiber-based technology options and designs to temporarily restore radio frequency (RF) tactical data networks in a contested environment via an undersea optical fiber backbone.
AASKI Tehcnology will help the U.S. Army operate and maintain sensors under a potential $673M task order awarded through the service branch's Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services contract vehicle.
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will invest $1B in San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research company OpenAI to create new AI supercomputing technologies on the Azure cloud platform under a multiyear partnership.