Azimuth Awarded Air Force Research Lab Direct-to-Phase II SBIR Contract

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Azimuth Awarded Air Force Research Lab Direct-to-Phase II SBIR Contract
Azimuth materials-focused AI initiatives are paving the way for next-generation active imaging systems.

(BEAVERCREEK, Ohio) Azimuth Corporation announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a Direct-to-Phase II contract in the amount of $1,249,986 focused on facilitating the next generation of active imaging systems through the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence and advanced material design to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process 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 DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on July 19, 2023, Azimuth Corporation will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

“Our expanding research capabilities and long-standing partnership with AFRL allow us to continue innovating and bringing valuable technology to the DAF,” said Valerie Rossi, president and CEO of Azimuth. “We are excited to be working to advance the next generation of sensors and materials that will benefit warfighters on the battlegrounds of the future.”

“The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.”

About Azimuth
Azimuth Corporation is an award-winning Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 2001 with one mission—to provide unmatched service and products to our national security customers. With a steadfast devotion to our nation’s security and strong ties to the military, evidenced with a staff of over 30% military veterans, Azimuth provides an array of contract services, including research, development, and technical support; programming and policy expertise; security and threat analysis; operational, program and administrative management assistance; and database and modeling support. For more information about Azimuth’s capabilities and contributions, please visit:

About Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Sole organization leading the planning and execution of U.S. Air Force & U.S. Space Force science & technology programs. Orchestrates a world-wide government, industry & academia coalition in the discovery, development & delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technology.  Provides leading-edge warfighting capabilities keeping air, space and cyberspace forces the world’s best. Employs 10,800 military, civilian and contractor personnel at 17 research sites executing an annual $4B budget. For more information, visit:

The innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within AFRL. Brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. Employs approximately 215 military, civilian and contractor personnel at five hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4B budget. Since 2019, has executed 4,671 contracts worth more than $2B to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit:

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