Armaments Research Company, Inc. (ARC) has been selected for an AFWERX Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) contract award in partnership with the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
This award extends ARC’s previous human-machine teaming efforts with AFSOC to build a scalable training performance capability for ground personnel.
The award secures up to $60 million among government funding, private investment, and matching Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds.
The STRATFI program will focus on fusing data from ARC’s miniaturized AI-enabled edge computing sensors with other battlefield data sources, including unmanned autonomous systems (UAS). These insights will be provided in near real-time and aggregated to create historical profiles to inform customized training regimens.
While the derived capability is sponsored by and co-developed with AFSOC, it will be fundamentally dual-use and have applications that span the US Military Services and its allies.
ARC has begun delivery of this four-year program intended for commercialization.
“We’re thrilled to announce our STRATFI program selection and are eager to take the next step toward transitioning this capability for operational use. We’re confident it will bring tremendous value to AFSOC training,” said Michael Canty, ARC’s CEO. “The STRATFI program uniquely empowers motivated non-traditional defense companies and Air Force units seeking disruptive solutions to modernize the force; we couldn’t be prouder to roll up our sleeves alongside our AFSOC partners to drive impact.”