The U.S. Air Force is looking for technology development conceptsÂ to support its 2030 science and technology strategy. The service branchÂ said ThursdayÂ that it will select participants from the government, industry and academic sectors who will receive awards worth up to $2 million as part of the Air Force Explore initiative.
According to the service, teams must address S&T priorities encompassing information sharing, persistent awareness and other areas for achieving combat dominance. Challenges may involve imagery-based vehicle tracking, personnel recovery equipment delivery and in-flight refueling and re-arming operations.
âOur goal is to establish partnerships that develop capability ideas and mature them into opportunity spaces for the Air Force,â said Reid Melville, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s lead for Air Force Explore program.
Interested parties may submit applications through Nov. 11 ahead of the serviceâs plans to release funding invitations byÂ March 2020.