US-based cybersecurity company Shift5 has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) for the Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programme.
The $1.5m contract was awarded through the Afwerx SBIR technology innovation programme.
The programme aims to enable and encourage innovation to improve the service’s effectiveness.
The company’s performance in Phase I of the contract has helped investment for the next phase within the Airforce .
Phase I focused on conducting initial discovery, identifying platforms and high-level end-user requirements.
Under this contract, Phase II prototype adoption for the wider aviation purposes will be demonstrated.
This contract will increase the cyber resiliency of critical mission assets.
Phase I of the contract concluded earlier this year.
Earlier this month, Systems Definition Inc (SDI) secured an AFWERX SBIR Phase II contract from the USAF.
Under the 15 months follow-on contract, SDI will serve as the prime contractor and integrate its APAA technologies into a USAF COP.