If you think you have the skills to turn your household appliances into weapons, the US military through DARPA wants to know. As seen by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) instead of trying to prevent such efforts, not only encourages them, but also rewards them.
Με την τελευταία της πρωτοβουλία η DARPA, (ονομάζεται Improv) ελπίζει να κατανοήσει τις possibilities των τρομοκρατών μετατρέποντας συσκευές καθημερινής χρήσης σε όπλα. Έτσι στη συνέχεια θα είναι σε θέση να εντοπίζει ακόμα και τις πιο κρυφές απειλές που προέρχονται από ριζικά καινοτόμες αυτοσχέδιες βόμβες ή άλλα όπλα.
So DARPA announced the competition and asks all those interested to declare it before March 21. After designing the "home bombs", DARPA will decide which ideas it is interested in and will ask the manufacturers for brief summaries of the projects that should be ready before April 13.
Applicants will have 75 days to complete their projects. Any prototype projects of interest to DARPA will be tested by their government USA and then it will be decided whether countermeasures should be created.
Money reward is important and shows how seriously this initiative is taking. Successful candidates will earn up to $ 40.000 for a feasibility study, and up to $ 70.000 for prototype bombs. They can earn $ 20.000 extra if their original project continues to create countermeasures.