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Shield AI wins Air Force contract intended to help bridge 'valley of death'

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Shield AI, the defense-focused autonomous drone startup, won a possibly $60 million contact from the Air Force designed to keep cash flowing to companies while they await opportunities to get on major contracts. The contract, awarded through the Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) Program, might be small compared to full production awards but can be issued much faster than the two-year budgeting cycle allows for programs of record. Shield will be…

Marines looking for new counter-drone tech

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The Marine Corps is hunting for new tech that could block enemy drones from attacking friendly forces, the service indicated in a request for information. The corps is looking for new “interceptors,” projectiles that would hit incoming drones, that would be highly connected to a range of military networks. The type of drones the Marines want the system to defend against range from a few pounds to more than 1,300.…