Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT)

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense


The objective of Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT) program is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will enable various AF mission sets. This research will be part of Experimentation Campaigns in: 1 -Multi-domain Command and Control; 2- Intelligence, Surveillance, Recognizance (ISR) Processing Exploitation and Dissemination (PED); and 3- Manned-Unmanned combat Teaming to demonstrate autonomy capabilities to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will improve Air Force operations through human-machine teaming and autonomous decision-making. The technology demonstrations that result from this BAA will substantially improve the Air Force's capability to conduct missions in a variety of environments while minimizing the risks to Airmen. The overall impact of integration of autonomous systems into the mission space will enable the Air Force to operate inside of the enemy’s decision loop

THIS IS A HYBRID SOLICITATION AGAINST WHICH CALLS AND/OR OPEN PERIODS WILL BE RELEASED. This BAA will remain open for Calls and potential Open Periods for a period of seventy-two (72) months.

Over the period of this BAA, Calls may be issued to request white papers or proposals for specific research area(s) of interest. It will be determined on a Call by Call basis whether or not the announcement is for white papers (twostep) or proposals (one-step). Each call will contain specific requirements and pertinent information. White papers/Proposals submitted in response to the Calls will be accepted as specified in the individual Calls and evaluated in accordance with the Proposal Review Information (section IV.2.). Offerors should monitor the Federal Business Opportunities website at in the event this announcement is amended or Calls are issued.

Closing Date for Applications: Jul 07, 2023  

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Areas of Interest

Request for Information (RFI) - AFRL seeks information on capabilities to develop/ populate and administer a consortium of approximately 50-100 industry and academia members who represent autonomy technology developers who are or could be addressing current and future Air Force and industry issues through collaborative research and industry implementation. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. RFI packages are due January 19, 2018 - 3:00 pm (Eastern)

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to submit an application if you are a qualified and responsible educational institution in the United States as defined at 10 U.S.C. 2194. Educational institution means a local educational agency, college, university, or any other nonprofit institution dedicated to improving science, mathematics, and engineering education. No other entities are eligible to submit applications under this competition.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

July 7, 2023