International Titanium Powder (ITP) LLC (Lockport, Ill.), a research and development firm specializing in the reduction of metals, received $1.2 million from The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to modify its Armstrong process to produce low oxygen content alloy suitable for high-performance, blast-resistant Navy applications. The Armstrong process, developed by ITP, reduces titanium to a powder metal form. DARPA wants to rapidly advance the process to directly produce complex titanium alloys and grades with low levels of oxygen content.