DoD contracts with RCAF to advance development of weapon detection technology

Predictive analytics firm Armaments Research Company (ARC) has been awarded a contract from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to advance AI-based weapon detection technology.

Valued at $ 60 million, the new five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded as part of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase III contract.

It is a continuation of the development of the company’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) -based weapon detection technology for DoD and GSA.

The contract is also part of the army’s project portfolio “Joint Command and Control of All Fields” (JADC2).

ARC’s high-tech systems provide national defense, law enforcement, and prime contractors with smart mobile applications, integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and analytics platforms based on the cloud.

Together, these systems enable commanders to make critical decisions and reduce tactical response times by up to 60%.

The systems also ensure the safety and efficiency of small ground units.

RCAF CEO Michael Canty said, “The IDIQ contract represents a critical achievement that allows us to evolve our core technology systems into ‘Initial Operational Capability’ (IOC) for military use.

“We will leverage the results of this effort to formalize essential scalable applications that harness critical ground truth data to save lives. ”

The latest contract follows recent developments underway at the CRA.

These developments include $ 8 million in additional research and development funding approved by U.S. government entities and collaborations with Columbia University, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the National Police Foundation, and other contractors.

Last month, the U.S. Army’s Combat Capability Development Command (DEVCOM ARL) Army Research Lab and partners announced a $ 50 million project to advance manufacturing capabilities in the country.