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Asylon awarded $12M STRATFI contract with U.S. Air Force

Asylon awarded $12M STRATFI contract with U.S. Air Force

YARMOUTH, Maine – ASYLON Inc., a provider of automated robotic perimeter security, was awarded $12 million through the Air Force’s Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) Program, in conjunction with Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), to accelerate the integration of its automated unmanned security system, DroneCore, to bases around the Air Force enterprise.

STRATFI leverages the capabilities of promising commercial companies, whose technologies have the potential to make a positive impact for personnel serving in the U.S. Air Force, Space Force, and other branches of the U.S. military. Through a rigorous application process, STRATFI identifies companies that consistently meet Department of Defense (DoD) requirements and are well-positioned to transition their technologies to various programs of record.

This contract builds on Asylon’s nine previous AFWERX SBIR awards totaling nearly $4 million in non-dilutive funding for the organization. Asylon said that in the past year the company has won two $1.2 million Phase II SBIRs with the U.S. Space Force for the development of tactical drones and battery swapping infrastructure for their robotic dogs.

“The Asylon team is excited to partner with AFWERX to continue our mission of helping to better secure the safety of our armed forces and their critical infrastructure. This award, in close coordination with our stakeholders, will build upon our 85,000 successfully executed commercial security missions to enable an enterprise-wide solution for the Air Force," said Damon Henry, co-founder and CEO at Asylon.

With this multi-year contract award, Asylon will partner with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Force Protection Division Integrated Base Defense Security System Modernization Branch (AFLCMC/HBUM), Security Forces, and Global Strike Command to modernize existing national defense-related mission capabilities for installation perimeter security in preparation for enterprise scaling.

“Our team has been able to achieve this monumental award with the help of the American commercial physical security industry. Without our commercial clients we would not have such a mature product offering for our DoD partners. Our commercial clients were our initial champions of the technology, offering both capital and rapid feedback loops for iteration. They had a problem and shared our vision of leveraging robotics to create a safer environment. Our journey truly embodies the dual-use ethos.” noted Michael Quiroga, chief revenue officer at Asylon.


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