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60 Years of DARPA's Favorite Toys


Transit, a satellite navigation system

Before there was GPS, there was Transit, a satellite navigation system developed by DARPA and Johns Hopkins Universitys Applied Physics Lab for Polaris ballistic missile submarines.

Credit: Evan Ackerman

This year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) turned 60. To celebrate, DARPA held a conference in Washington, D.C. One of the highlights was an exhibit hall full of both current DARPA programs as well as unique artifacts from DARPA's history.

From IEEE Spectrum
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