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Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
Streaming now:
Weapons pitch day 2021
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Weapons pitch day 2021
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STREAMED ON APRIL 29TH, 2021

Weapons pitch Day

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.

Register NOW for a front row seat to this event and read more about the road to Weapons Pitch Day here.

agenda
*All times in CT. Agenda subject to change.

Event Kickoff

Lieutenant Colonel Justin M. Smith will introduce the day’s events.

Meet the businesses
The final business pitches

Meet the final 21 businesses that are pitching innovative technologies before they head into The Judging Period.

The Judging Period

Off-screen, exclusive weapons technology presentation for Air Force Leadership judge panel.

Winners Selection
MEET THE WINNERS
Closing Keynote

Brigadier General Heath A. Collins will speak to the future of the Armament Directorate.

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the judges

judges Panel

Maj Gen Cameron G. Holt

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C.

judges Panel

Brig Gen Heath A. Collins

Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director of the Armament Directorate

judges Panel

Col Garry A. Haase

Commander and Director for the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

judges Panel

Col Kenneth P. “Ken” Kuebler

Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Fixed Wing Programs, HQ US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, FL

judges Panel

Dr. Paul L. Ret, Ph.D.

Chief, Disruptive Futures Division

the speakers

Brig Gen Heath A. Collins

Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director of the Armament Directorate

the Speakers

Dr. Paul L. Ret, Ph.D.

Chief, Disruptive Futures Division

the Speakers

Lt Col David Hoffman

Chief, Digital Acquisition Sustainment Office

the Speakers

meet the competing businesses

Applied Radar
Rhode Island
Applied Signals
Virginia
Attollo Engineering
Callifornia
Bear Systems
Colorado
Commit Technologies
Oklahoma
Epirus Systems
California
FGC Plasma
Massachusetts
First RF Corporation
Colorado
I A I
Maryland
IMSAR
Utah
IS4S
Alabama
Matrix Research
Ohio
North American Wave Engine
Maryland
Princeton Infrared Tech
New Jersey
Protection Engineering Consultants
Texas
R-DEX Systems
Georgia
SI2 Technologies
Massachusetts
SSCI
Massachusetts
TOYON
California
Unmanned Experts
Colorado
Virtual Reality Rehab
Florida

meet the competing businesses

MEET THE FUTURE BUSINESS PARTNERS OF THE ARMAMENT DIRECTORATE

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.

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Hypersonics Pitch Day

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?