DARPA is calling on design and engineering innovators to crowdsource the design of its next amphibious infantry vehicle for the FANG Challenge.

The Pentagon’s researchers are inviting design and engineering innovators to collaboratively design an amphibious infantry vehicle for the US Marines. DARPA‘s FANG (Fast, Adaptable, Next-Generation Ground Vehicle) Challenge is offering the winning team one million dollars and their design will be built in the iFAB Foundry. Registration is now open for the first of three challenges, which will kick off in January. Participants will test DARPA’s META design tools and its VehicleFORGE collaboration environment, with the aim of demonstrating that the development timetable for a complex defense system can be compressed by a factor of five. Army Lt. Col Nathan Wiedenman, program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, said:

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