ARC, Inc. wins AFWERX SBIR award

Bethesda, MD-based Armaments Research Company, Inc. (ARC), an IoT and predictive analytics company, announced on July 20 its $1.5M Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract award with AFWERX and sponsored by the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Headquartered in Washington, DC, AFWERX’s mission is to solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the Air Force by enabling thoughtful, deliberate, ground-up innovation across the Air Force.

“This Phase II award enables ARC to meet Air Force community needs for scale in training and operational environments while leveraging a unique data source to enhance real-time situational awareness in a multi-domain battlespace. This collaboration broadens existing efforts with U.S. Army and Marine end-users in developing a truly joint capability and creating further value for each Service,” says Michael Canty, co-founder and chief executive officer of ARC.

This contract expands ARC’s SBIR Phases I and III development to now demonstrate a novel capability reflective of feedback gathered across dozens of end-user interviews. Under this contract, ARC will work with Government stakeholders using distributed, AI-ready ground sensor data to enable autonomous resupply as another powerful application of manned-unmanned teaming in the modern battlefield. This feature compliments ARC’s current decision platform, the Military Intelligent Response Application (MIRA), first developed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), facilitating rapid decision making, timelier support, and keen battlefield insights.

Source: ARC