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Working with AAL means a chance to apply your commercial technology to solve an Army problem. And the first step is to submit a solution to one of our open topics. If your approach is a good fit, you get a contract. It's that simple. Rapid timelines and streamlined processes help you go from submission to prototype without battling the bureaucracy.

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When you work on an AAL project, you get more than the chance to solve interesting problems. You also get immersed into our cross-Army development process. That means unmatched access to end users, subject matter experts, and decision makers with immediate needs and real budgets. If they like what you bring to the table, your opportunities for future work grow exponentially.

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Open Opportunities

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Getting Started

Whether you work through AAL or another government agency, there are a few key things every submission requires. To apply, you'll need a unique Entity ID and to register with If you're a small business, you may also consider registering with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for additional connections and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

AAL blends various government funding sources with private capital. Our contracts get more money to companies much faster – in the right amounts and at the right time. AAL offers a special brand of SBIR called SPARTN.


  • Shorter contracting times
  • Faster Payment
  • Deliverable-based capital
  • Average 15 days to award notification and 40 days to contract (Phase I)

AAL matches companies with Army stakeholders actively looking for solutions. Our current technology focus areas are where the Army's needs most overlap commercial capability: Power and Energy, Human Performance, Robotics and Tactical AI, and Contested Logistics.

That doesn't mean we're only interested in companies that do exactly those things. Anyone — and we mean anyone — with applicable or adjacent tech is encouraged to join our network.

We want defense partners to make real money so you'll come back for more. Dual-use or purpose-built for defense, we just want to give Soldiers the best tech on the battlefield or in the barracks.

Join our network and tell us what you do. You'll be alerted to AAL opportunities that align with your business as they become available.

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You're in the right place! We are looking for companies that have something the Army could use — even if they don't know it yet. And we want to make sure that anyone who wants to work with the Army, but doesn't know how, can cut through the red tape and focus on what matters.

AAL's current projects align to our focus areas, but there are other Army organizations working on exciting projects who want to work with new commercial companies, too. Check out these Useful Links to learn more about those other organizations and how to get started.

Probably not. While specifics vary by project, we often find the best value by making small investments and facilitating design or prototyping to speed development of revolutionary, early-stage capabilities. If you've got a piece of the overall solution, that might be just what we need.

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