INITIATIVES

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SUPPORTING

THE ARMY’S

MODERNIZATION

PRIORITIES


 

Everything FirePoint does in support of our Army science and technology customers aligns to one or more of Futures Command’s eight Cross Functional Team (CFT) modernization priorities.

Key CFTs we support include:

 
 
 
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LONG RANGE PRECISION FIRES

The Long Range Precision Fires CFT is looking to modernize virtually the entire suite of Army indirect fires systems as well as introduce an array of new capabilities and systems. It is pursuing a multiphase program designed to first improve and then transform the capabilities of its artillery, rocket, and missile systems.

 
 
 
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FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT

The Future Vertical Lift (FVL) CFT is developing a new family of next-generation military helicopters for the Army. These new platforms will replace the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, and OH-58 Kiowa helicopters.

 
 
 
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AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE

The Air and Missile Defense CFT is updating the current air and missile defense infrastructure along with developing new technology to produce a more integrated overall system.

 
 
 
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POSITION NAVIGATION AND TIMING

The Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) CFT is a critical enabler for nearly all soldier functions, on and off the field. New PNT technologies will enable warfighters ability to move, communicate, provide command and control, and maintain situational awareness, particularly in GPS denied environments.

 

DELIVERING VALUE


OUTREACH

Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV)

  • Compiled a database of top large-scale drone companies and brought their tech and capabilities to the Army in a flyoff event

Multicore Processor Qualification and Verification

  • Created a Community of Interest including government, industry and university stakeholders, which through a series of workshops defined requirements for certifying multicore processors for mission systems

Advanced Teaming

  • Brought non-traditional companies with cutting edge technology in AI and autonomy to inform the “advanced teaming” Army team

 

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, ROADMAP AND GAP ANALYSIS

Autonomy

  • On-going projects in support of the Army’s research into autonomy and informing future RDT&E activities in this space

Future of Computing

  • Supporting the integration of new technology into mission systems including multicore processors

Tech Landscape, Market Research and IP Analytics

  • Utilizing proprietary tools to identify new research partners, potential licensees and cutting-edge technology

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

STEM Initiatives

  • Developed an internship program placing students in Army labs to get hands-on experience and consider future careers with the Army

Student Engagement

  • Through participation in collaborative workshops and competitions, awareness among students of Army related opportunities are increased

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Subject Matter Expert Support

  • Identified and brought leading subject matter experts to FirePoint Army research teams working in AI, Computer Vision, Autonomy, Cyberphysical Systems and Advanced Manufacturing

Joint Research Partnerships

  • Facilitated research partnerships to accelerate both government and industry technology development in areas of multicore processing, human-machine interface and edge computing

Fleet Readiness Support

  • Brought innovative new test and measurement and composite repair technologies to enhance helicopter overhaul activities at the Corpus Christi Army Depot

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ecosystem Development

  • Expanding participation of non-traditional companies, universities and other government organizations who engage and partner with the Army

SBIR Acceleration

  • Increasing the return on the Army's investment in the SBIR program by assisting SBIR Phase II winners through a variety of different methods including design sprints, technology assessment, market research and network building