WhiteFox Defense Technologies has been selected by AFWERX for a $1.25 million SBIR Phase ll contract focused on Scorpion 3, a lightweight, portable drone detection and mitigation solution to address the most pressing challenges in the U.S. Department of the Air Force (DAF).
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution.
The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now in October 2023, WhiteFox Defense will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.
Scorpion offers efficient and reliable situational awareness, in any dynamic environment. The intuitive user interface allows the operator to integrate authorized drones into secured airspace, detect unauthorized drones and defend critical assets. Simple to use, cost-effective, and feature rich, Scorpion 3 is a portable/person-carriable RF-based detection, early warning, tracking, and identification solution.
“We are honored that WhiteFox Defense Technologies has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II contract valued at $1.25 million. This is a significant milestone for our organization and a testament to the innovative capabilities of Scorpion 3, our lightweight, portable drone detection and mitigation solution. With this contract, we are poised to address the most critical challenges within the Department of the Air Force,” said Luke Fox, CEO of WhiteFox Defense Technologies.