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Air Force Explore Opportunity Call

Call Released: 26 September 2019
Submissions Open: 14 October 2019 (or before)
Submissions Close: 11 November 2019 @ 11:59pm PT

The Air Force Explore Opportunity Call seeks transformational Capability Ideas that address one of the following Functional Challenges and advance at least one of the five Strategic Capabilities outlined in the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy.

Capability Idea submissions will be similar to that of a 2-3 page white paper and will require elements such as an idea maturation plan consisting of aggressive, short duration applied research and development efforts to assess the operational viability and demonstrate feasibility of transformational warfighter capabilities including their associated business and use cases.  Idea Maturation Plans can demonstrate operational viability and feasibility of the Capability Idea through various approaches including, but not limited to: modeling & simulation, military utility experimentation, exercise participation, technical analysis, technology maturation, risk reduction activities, and subject matter expertise input.

To guide these Capability Ideas, the Air Force is issuing a series of functional challenges beginning with the following three:

In the event of any conflict or discrepancy between the AF Explore Opportunity Call information on fbo.gov and afexplore.com, the information on fbo.gov shall prevail.