ZE Government Solutions Announces SBIR Phase II Award From U.S. Air Force 

SBIR Phase II Award allows ZE Government Solutions to develop coastal security and awareness on mobile platforms.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – ZE Government Solutions (ZEGS) has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II contract in the amount of $1,247,962 focused on coastal security and awareness to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

The ZE Coastal Alert System (Z-CAS) solution “will be digital, portable and self-sustaining designed to protect valuable USAF assets on Joint Base Charleston to include the $7.5 billion in base property and capital assets spread across three seaports, two civilian- military airfields, 39 miles of rail and 22 miles of coastline,” the announcement says.

Deploying the ZeroEyes solution with lightweight, portable platforms equipped with state-of-the-art radars, artificial intelligence for threat identification, and an aggregation platform for critical C2 operations will leave forces stronger equipped for future challenges.

More About the SBIR and STTR Process

The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered “to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process,” according to the announcement.

They did this by “accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution,” the announcement says.

The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018, which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now ZEGS “will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America,” according to the announcement.

“The ZE Coastal Alert System will proactively identify, track, and respond to imminent threats in real-time, providing warning and actionable intelligence where traditional coastal security may face challenges,” says Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, parent company of ZEGS, in the announcement.

“We are thrilled to receive this SBIR Phase II award, and remain committed to excellence in national security innovation,” he says.

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