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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded North Grumman Electronic Systems a $9.5 million contract to develop a transceiver that can work across at least five different radio frequencies, according to FedBizOps.

DARPA wants technology that can configure items like radios and tablet computers to communicate across radio frequencies. Transceivers are used in drones, weapons and radio systems. Because the connected devices on the battlefield may not operate on the same radio frequency standards, they might not have the ability to communicate with one another.

Funding for the Northrop Grumman project came from a program called Radio Frequency-Field Programmable Gate Arrays, according to FBO.