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Ukraine creates UkrARPA - agency responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military
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UkrOboronProm adviser on long-term development, former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Anthony Tether told how UkrOboronProm can use UkrARPA.

The SC “UkrOboronProm” creates UkrARPA on the model of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA.

UkrARPA will convert Ukraine’s great potential into solving the problems that will enhance its economic and security future. It will focus on solving the problems that keep Ukraine from becoming great again”, – said Anthony Tether in his speech, held in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center in Kyiv.

UkrARPA is to become the platform that will bring together developers, startups, investment funds and military. It will unite advanced scientific thought, investments, exchange mechanism and protection of technologies.

“Implementation of UkrARPA is one of the key areas of reform of the defense industry of Ukraine by means of scientific and production potential, ideas and practical solutions. All we need is to put this powerful energy into action,” – said the head of the SC” UkrOboronProm” Roman Romanov.

Deputy Director General for Development Artur Kheruvymov explained how during this week the concept of UkrARPA was represented to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Member of Parliament of Ukraine and representatives of higher educational establishments.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.

DARPA was created in February 1958 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Its purpose was to formulate and execute research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science, with the aim to reach beyond immediate military requirements. The administration was created in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957, and DARPA's mission was to ensure U.S. military technology would be more sophisticated than that of the nation's potential enemies.

DARPA is independent from other military research and development and reports directly to senior Department of Defense management. 

DARPA-funded projects have provided significant technologies that influenced many non-military fields, such as computer networking and graphical user interfaces in information technology.

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