A sequel to the successful Hypersonics Pitch Day, Weapons Pitch Day will be a showcase of innovative business pitches with an expanded focus on all six Innovation Targets.
In October 2020, the Armament Directorate received a record 213 proposals from small businesses across the United States. 60 business were awarded Phase I contracts in 12 hours.
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The Armament Directorate is constantly growing and expanding in technology and talent to create the weapons of the future. The newest business partners paving the way for Air Force Weapons are receiving $1 million in funding on the spot at Weapons Pitch Day 2021.
On November 7, 2019, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) held its first ever Hypersonics Pitch Day hosted by the Armament Directorate and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Selected small businesses had a mere 5 minutes to present their tech ideas to Air Force experts followed by 5 minutes for questions with an opportunity for a contract worth up to $750,000.
“We’re really trying to find those innovative start-ups,” said Jensen, who called the Pitch Day approach “the express check-out line” of military contracting.
Seven of the nine companies invited to the inaugural event earned contracts: Ursa Major Technologies, UES, Spectral Energies, Powdermet, GoHypersonic, Advanced Silicon Group, and Fourth State Communications LLC. Who will be next?