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a new challenge is coming 16-19 Nov, 2021.
who wants to hack the u.s. navy's unmanned systems?

HACKtheMACHINE: Unmanned is the first in a series of public-facing technology challenges designed to accelerate the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Task Force. This challenge will forge a community of partnership between the Navy, industry and academia for the creation of new high-end unmanned vehicle capabilities.

HACKtheMACHINE: Unmanned offers three challenge tracks to appeal to a broad range of talents and skill sets.

The Task Force is seeking creative and bright, builders, collaborators and learners who know how to hustle and get things done. We are looking for people from all walks of life to help the Navy solve its foremost digital challenges. HACKtheMACHINE is your opportunity to solve problems with this dynamic group, win prize money, and earn contracts!


"It's incredible to know that I was able take what I learned at the academy and use what I'm learning in the classroom to impact real decisions within the Navy"

Kade Heckel,
Navy midshipman

"One of the things we're trying to do here is educate folks who may not normally work with the Navy about what our problem sets are and to get folks who don't think like we do to help us solve them."

RADM Lorin Selby,
Chief of Naval Research

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