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May 27, 2024

VA takes on DARPA's Subterranean Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean Challenge, or SubT, is soliciting proposals for new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments, according to a DARPA statement.

“One of the main limitations facing war fighters and emergency responders in subterranean environments is a lack of situational awareness; we often don’t know what lies beneath us,” said Timothy Chung, a program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office. “The DARPA Subterranean Challenge aims to provide previously unimaginable situational awareness capabilities for operations underground.”

Here at Vital Alert, we can solve DARPA’s SubT environment challenge using our VLF technology to communicate through any materials including, rock, soil and concrete, for up to 300m below the ground, both vertically and horizontally.  Being able to send voice, text, and data through the earth, allows security teams to communicate with one another underground and to the surface,  during emergency situations.

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