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DARPA CRANE (AFC / Effectors)

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DARPA has launched in August its research program for Active flow control airframe demonstrator called CRANE (Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effecters) :


I thought we needed a thread for that.

An interesting report on the program (if you discard the verbous first half dealing with Airbus) :

 

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DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,115,128 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) program. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (50%); Tucson, Arizona (26%); St. Louis, Missouri (15%); and Los Angeles, California (9%), with an estimated completion date of June 2021. Fiscal 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $7,109,177 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract is a competitive acquisition in accordance with the original broad agency announcement HR0011-19-S-0072. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR0011-20-C-0119).
 
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