Don’t miss your chance to help build a UAV

Winning team will get to follow its design through manufacturing and field tests

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is calling on anyone interested in helping design a small, next-generation unmanned aerial vehicle to log on to a special website and participate with others in the effort, according to a May 25 announcement. The winning team will receive $100,000.

The UAVForge Challenge will use crowdsourcing to exchange and improve ideas for a user-friendly UAV that warfighters can carry in a backpack and fly quietly for as long as three hours through critical sectors where they need detailed and accurate surveillance.

Self-selected teams will participate in a series of peer-reviewed milestones and, ultimately, rate the top 10 teams that will proceed to a simulated fly-off competition.

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