Tag Archives: Small Business Innovation Research

Air Force SBIR, STTR Program to Launch First Call for FY 2021 Open Topics in Mid-January

US Air Force

The Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program announced at the AFWERX Accelerate event that it will release the first open topic for fiscal year 2021 on Jan. 14, in coordination with the Department of Defense. The first open topic will run through Feb. 18 and the second and third open topics will be released respectively in May and September next year and close 30 days after.

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Army Looks to Small Tech Firms to Increase Howitzer System’s Rate of Fire

Army LW155 Howitzer

The U.S. Army will move to solicit ideas from small businesses on how to fire projectiles from self-propelled howitzers at a faster rate under the branch's one-of-its kind effort designed to incentivize companies that support military technology modernization efforts. Interested vendors can submit proposals from Sept. 18 to Oct. 6 for the "Fire Faster" effort as part of the Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs program, Army Futures Command said Tuesday.

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Air Force, Hypergiant Partner to Build Satellites With Updatable Software


Hypergiant Industries and the U.S. Air Force have teamed up to develop a constellation of satellites that will use reprogrammable software to help operators adapt the space technology to match specific requirements, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The Austin, Texas-based company seeks to incorporate an architecture from the Air Force's Platform One software development team into a proposed 36-satellite Chameleon Constellation.

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