What if you could design a next-generation military ground vehicle? DARPA is embarking upon a series of three, increasingly complex design challenges to design various subsystems, and eventually a full vehicle design, for a new, heavy amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. The FANG Challenges are part of DARPA's Adaptive Vehicle Make portfolio of programs, which seeks to demonstrate that the development timetables for complex defense systems can be compressed by a factor of five. Using a set of new design tools and the VehicleFORGE collaboration environment, participants can work with teammates around the corner or across the country to create the winning design and compete for a total of $4 million in prizes. The first FANG Challenge, focusing on mobility and drivetrain subsystems, is set to begin in January 2013.
To learn more about the FANG Challenges, go to http://www.vehicleforge.org.