Ombra Awarded Two AFWERX Phase I Contracts AdSET and USP

Ombra Awarded Two AFWERX Phase I Contracts AdSET and USP

Contracts are to Develop Adhesive Survival Endurance Technology (AdSET) and Ubiq Security Platform (USP)

Tampa, FL – January 10, 2023 – Ombra, a leading technology and professional services firm, today announced it has been awarded two AFWERX Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) contracts in the amount of $75,000. The company’s work will be focused on Adhesive Survival Endurance Technology (AdSET) and Ubiq Security Platform (USP) to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

“This contract marks a major milestone for Ombra which enables the team to expand its influence within the Air Force. AdSET and USP will add to Ombra’s expanding product line, and our team is already actively working on the project,” said Michael Fieldson, founder and president of Ombra.

The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and SBIR process by accelerating the small business experience through a faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and losing 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. With this contract, Ombra will continue its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

About Ombra
Ombra is a leading technology and professional services firm that works primarily with the US Department of Defense (DOD). It develops technology products in the areas of biometrics, space technologies, AI, machine learning, power and energy, chemical detection, undersea and more. The team has several US military veterans to solve the technology challenges of the DOD effectively, efficiently, and reliably. Since 2018, Ombra has worked on numerous technology projects for the DOD including for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Special Operations Forces and more. More information at:

AFWERX, a program office at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), connects innovators across government, industry, and academia. Through innovation and collaboration with our nation’s top subject-matter experts and harnessing the power of ingenuity of internal talent, by expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for a rapid and affordable commercial and military capability. Additional information is available at:

About AFVentures
AFVentures invests in emerging technologies to scale Department of the Air Force capabilities, strengthening the US industrial base that empowers Airmen and Guardians by incentivizing private, for-profit investment in national security interests. Our success is achieved by connecting novel commercial solutions with defense problem sets, de-risking Airmen and Guardian initiatives to fill capability gaps and transition technologies. Learn more at

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