Virtual Event Convened Government and Industry to Collaborate on Latest Prototyping Needs

 By Charlie Zisette

 In early November, the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium held a two-day virtual collaboration event in which industry participants were briefed on the latest technology requirements from Government partners including the United States Air Force.  The event was the AMTC’s second in 2021 as we continue to engage industry and academia to advance aviation and missile systems technologies for our warfighters.

In all, over 200 virtual attendees – including representatives from 84 nontraditional defense contractors – were briefed on 9 new technology requirements. Three additional technology requirements were released, but not briefed during the event, to bring the total to 12. Following the briefings, participants took part in more than 150 1-on-1 sessions to discuss their capabilities with, and give feedback to, their government partners.

Specific technology requirements discussed include:

  • Multifunctional Advanced Structural Concepts
  • Survivability and Lethality Prototype Modeling and Simulation
  • SALT-Small Agile Lift Truck (Material Munitions Handling Equipment)
  • Prototype Rocket Propellant Development
  • Multifunctional Advanced Structural Concepts Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Mesh Network Communications
  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Hyper-Spectral Imagery (HSI)
  • RF & IR sensor development and Seeker Prototypes
  • Prototype Instrumentation System Development for Explosive Testing
  • Long Range Fires Missile System and Subsystem Prototypes
  • Directed Energy Technologies Development and Experimentation

Government partners who briefed participants included representatives from:

  • CCDC Aviation & Missile Center
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • United States Space and Missile Defense Command
  • United States Air Force

Participants now have until December 15th to submit proposals for requirements briefed during the event.

If you would like to learn more, the full agenda from the event, speaker videos and presentations can be found on our Member’s Only Website under the Events and Proceedings tab. To see a full list of approved technology requirements, go to the Solicitations tab.