Eolian VR, a virtual reality software and hardware manufacturer has been awarded a 10M USD contract to provide enterprise-level augmented reality and virtual reality production systems to USSOCOM. Eolian VR has already been working with USSOCOM in fielding its ARTAK Mk1, but this contract will greatly expand that partnership and possibly build upon the Mk1.
According to Eolian: “We recently launched ARTAK Mark 1 for users within the Department of Defense. ARTAK is designed to provide enhanced situational awareness and 3D mission planning capabilities for its users. ARTAK was prototyped under an Other Transaction (OT) Agreement between Eolian and USSOCOM. ARTAK leverages a patented method and system optimized for massive multiuser and edge-based augmented reality, virtual reality, as well as mobile devices.”
The contract awarding message reads below:
“Eolian VR Inc., Nutley, New Jersey, was awarded a $9,999,980 firm-fixed-price, production, other transaction agreement (H92405-23-9-P001) with a period of performance from Nov. 7, 2022, through Nov. 6, 2025. The agreement will provide U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with an enterprise-level augmented reality and virtual reality production system that will provide a rapid and efficient solution for an emerging capability opportunity to operational users across the Special Operations Forces enterprise. The work will be performed in Nutley, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 6, 2025. Fiscal 2022 procurement funds were obligated at the time of award. This contract is awarded as a follow-on production after full and open competition from the initial prototype, other transaction agreement H92405-20-9-P012. This organization is a small, disadvantaged business. USSOCOM, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Nov. 7, 2022)”