On July 7, The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) released the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT) program. The STAT program seeks to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will assist in Air Force missions in various environments while minimizing risks to Air Force personnel.
AFRL intends to issue open periods and calls under this BAA over a six-year period, starting in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and ending in FY 2023. Approximately $950 million will be awarded over the six-year period. The solicitation is not requesting any white papers or proposals at this time.