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NEWS | April 5, 2023

CDMaST: Cross-Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting

Project Lead:  Mr. Aaron Kofford                                                            

Sponsoring Organization:  DARPA


Project Synopsis:  CDMaST seeks to identify and implement architectures consisting of novel combinations of manned and unmanned systems to deny ocean environments to adversaries as a means of projecting power. The program encompasses development of warfighting architectures and underlying technologies, as well as experimentation to explore and test the viability and effectiveness of these complex architectures. A key component is development of the Distributed Experimentation Environment (DE2), a government owned and operated constructive, virtual, and live testbed and system-of-systems technology integration process. DE2 integrates and evolves novel technologies through a phased development strategy consisting of architecture refinement, engineering testing and operational experiments in operationally relevant contexts. The desired result is to both deliver an experimentally validated effective undersea warfighting architecture; and provide an enduring capability for DOD to efficiently evolve, innovate, and deliver effective warfighting architectures.