Shield AI Awarded Prime Position on Multi-Billion Dollar EWAAC Contract
SAN DIEGO – (October 18, 2021) Shield AI, the defense-technology company using self-driving software to enable collaborative teams of robots to operate in GPS- and RF-denied environments, announced today that it has won a prime position on the United States Air Force's multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition Contract (EWAAC). The contract has a 10-year ordering period with a ceiling value of $46 billion and will provide digital and model-based systems engineering, agile processes, open systems architectures, weapons integration and data analytics for Eglin AFB, Florida, and its mission partners.
"This award represents a meaningful opportunity for us to provide our warfighters the AI systems they need to operate on the edge in challenging, real-world environments, and in turn, it supports our ultimate mission of empowering the U.S. and allies with leading AI capabilities for the defense and advancement of the nation’s core values,” said Brandon Tseng, Shield AI cofounder and former Navy SEAL.
EWAAC is designed to support legacy systems as well as development of new game-changing, force-multiplier capabilities in support of the warfighter. EWAAC is dedicated to maintaining a strategic advantage over adversaries by designing Air Force systems of the future in the digital realm, and Shield AI’s participation in EWAAC will be vital to its success.
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