In a notable advancement for security robotics, ASYLON, a leading innovator in automated perimeter defense, has been awarded a $12 million contract through the Air Force’s Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) Program. This investment is a clear indication of the military's increased reliance on autonomous systems to safeguard critical infrastructure.
ASYLON's DroneCore system is at the heart of this strategic initiative. It’s an unmanned security system designed to fortify the defenses of Air Force bases across the country. With this contract, ASYLON will enhance national defense capabilities by integrating cutting-edge air and ground robotics, mobile sensors, and artificial intelligence into comprehensive security solutions.
STRATFI's selection of ASYLON reflects a stringent vetting process, ensuring that only companies with a strong track record and the ability to meet the Department of Defense’s rigorous demands make the cut. This contract is not only a follow-up to Asylon’s nine previous AFWERX SBIR awards but also a significant scaling-up from the nearly $4 million in non-dilutive funding previously granted for tactical drones and infrastructure development.
For ASYLON, this is more than a contract—it's an endorsement from the highest levels of the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, affirming that the company’s technology is not just innovative but battle-ready for widespread implementation.
Damon Henry, Co-Founder, and CEO of ASYLON, underscores the company's dedication to enhancing the safety of armed forces personnel and their assets. With over 85,000 successful security missions under its belt, ASYLON is poised to deliver a solution that can be adopted across the entire Air Force enterprise.
ASYLON's journey mirrors the dual-use strategy that is often heralded in defense innovation. The company's commercial clients have played a crucial role in maturing its product through substantial investments and real-world feedback. This synergy between commercial and defense applications demonstrates the potential of civilian innovations to bolster national security.
The partnership with various Air Force divisions signifies a commitment to revolutionize base security. The goal is not just to deploy a high-tech tool but to integrate a system that enhances resilience in contested environments, aligning with the Secretary of the Air Force's operational imperatives introduced in response to escalating global threats.
As Michael Quiroga, ASYLON's Chief Revenue Officer, puts it, the company's commercial success story has been instrumental in achieving this milestone. The investment reflects confidence in the robustness of ASYLON's systems to withstand some of the most challenging environmental demands imposed by the Global Strike Command operations.
The contract heralds a new era in defense security, where the integration of automated systems is central to the operational strategy. Asylon's commitment, backed by STRATFI's support, could redefine the future of military installations, ensuring they are safeguarded by the most advanced and reliable autonomous security technology available.