Call for Projects
To better inform the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering of prototyping and capability technology demonstration activities in Fiscal Year 2017, the DASD (EC&P) is initiating a call to identify projects.
Paul MacCready wins the Kremer prize in 1977 for human powered flight by designing an aircraft that can quickly be reconfigured, saving time during the prototyping process.
Paul MacCready, NASA photo by Tom Tschida
Declining budgets following WWI coincided with the rise of air power.
HMS Hermes is the first official aircraft carrier.
HMS Hermes, U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
In 1947, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 prototype
the start of big budget prototyping efforts.
Bell X-1 and Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force Photo