AAL is the U.S. Army's Innovation Unit
We fundamentally shape how the Army works with industry to reunite American innovation and national security.
That was then
A piece of paper that says, "Go build this."
A contract that demands you stay in your lane
Award money after the point it's most needed
Quick wins that go nowhere
Red tape and lots of obstacles
Contract managers who are not stakeholders
This is now
Start with a problem and ask, "What's possible?"
Collaborate in a creative and unified team
Fast and flexible funding at the speed of business
See paths for additional contracts from the start
Space and opportunity to run with new ideas
Work with real decision-makers and budget owners
Army problems. Your solutions.
We make it easy for you to do business with the Army through simple processes, transparent paths to growth, and the structure to support your best ideas that help solve our highest priority problems.
The companies the Army wants to work with are out there — even if they don’t know it yet
Prioritized and endorsed problems matched with the best people to solve them
Collaboration between solvers, Soldiers, and stakeholders on real paths to delivery
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Electric Battlefield: Army Awards $600K For R&D
Six small companies got $100,000 awards to do an eight-week sprint on ways to move the Army to electric power.