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ZE Government Solutions selected for $1.25 million Air Force contract

ZE Government Solutions selected for $1.25 million Air Force contract

PHILADELPHIA – ZE Government Solutions (ZEGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ZeroEyes, announced that it’s been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II contract in the amount of $1.25 million.

The contract will focus on ZeroEyes Thermal Threat Detection (ZTTD) to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). ZTTD is an integrated solution that combines its proprietary A.I.-based object detection video analytics with a commercially available thermal sensor UAS platform to proactively identify, track, and respond in real-time to imminent threats invisible to the human eye. This gives operators situational awareness in times where traditional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) is otherwise unavailable or less useful.

“During my years of military service, I became very familiar with the risks posed by fog, dust, foliage, night and other elements that make ISR difficult,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, parent company of ZEGS. “The combination of our proactive A.I.-based gun detection solution, UAS technology, and advanced imagery detection creates a triple crown of security that will immediately alert airmen when a gun-related threat is present, any time of year, in any weather.”

Thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory partnering with AFWERX, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process has streamlined and accelerated the small business experience with faster proposal to award timelines. As a result, ZEGS will begin creating and providing innovative capabilities meant to strengthen U.S. national defense starting now in June 2023.

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