Thank you for your continued support! Over the past 18 months, we have facilitated more than $33.5M in investments and Air Force contracts to companies and researchers who submitted solutions through AFWERX Challenge. Thanks to your participation, this capability continues to grow.
Last week we launched our biggest call for solutions yet. AFWERX has a record nine challenges that are accepting submissions right now.
We are looking for companies, academic institutions, researchers, and individuals to submit their solutions to these topics.
These areas are broken down into two distinct initiatives: Base of the Future and Space.
Base of the Future
The focus of these challenges is to support the rebuild of the Tyndall Air Force Base. Tyndall was delivered a direct hit by Category 5 Hurricane Michael which wiped out nearly 800 structures and caused billions of dollars in damage. AFWERX has partnered with Tyndall AFB to fast-track the acquisition of solutions to support the rebuild. Tyndall has been appropriated a Military Construction (MilCon) budget of $3 billion to rebuild as a Base of the Future.
This initiative aims to acquire technology from five separate topic areas:
- Base Security and Defense
- Installation Resilience
- Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness
- Culture of Innovation
- Empowering Airman and Family Wellbeing
To learn more and submit your proposal, please visit: https://afwerxchallenge.com/botf.
We are looking for solutions to launch the next era of space technology. AFWERX has partnered with the U.S. Space Force, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), and Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to accomplish this mission.
We are seeking solutions to these four challenges:
- Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
- Space Asset Resiliency
- Global Space Transport and Delivery
- DOD Commercial Space Partnerships
Help us accelerate space innovation! Click here to learn more and submit: https://afwerxchallenge.com/spacechallenge.
This is a tremendous opportunity to potentially partner with the U.S. Air Force. Top submissions from these challenges will be invited to present at a showcase event where teams will pitch their solutions to top U.S. Air Force decision makers.
Initial prototyping funding across all challenges is available for rapid contracting and the USAF is ready to act quickly on identified solutions. Additional contract funding could be awarded for solutions that successfully demonstrate value during prototyping, including ongoing production funding.
We need your help
Does your organization have a capability that fits any of these topics? Submit now! Do you know someone who might have a solution to these or any of these active topic areas? Please share this email with them!
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The AFWERX Team