NEWS RELEASE: SLNT Secures $1.2M from AFWERX in Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Contract

May 31, 2024 3 min read


Date: 5/21//2024



SLNT Secures $1.2M from AFWERX in Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Contract

Sheridan, WY - SLNT Inc. is proud to announce it has been selected by AFWERX for aSBIR Phase II contract in the amount of$1,249,914.00. This significant initiative focuses onSecuring Classified Documents and Devices using the newly designedSLNT COMSEC Courier Bag, crafted to meet the pressing challenges faced by the Department of the Air Force (DAF). 

The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating 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 and now onFebruary 7th, 2024, SLNT Incwill start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.”

TheSLNT COMSEC Courier Bag is set to be the most advanced and secure courier solution ever developed, designed specifically to protect USAF and DoD assets from adversarial attacks and probing. This innovative solution incorporates secured locks, patented RF signal-blocking materials, slash-proof panels, and other proprietary security features into a lightweight, portable, and ergonomic design.

As threats from advanced electronic warfare, artificial intelligence, and cyber-attacks by sophisticated nation-states continue to rise, the need for robust, threat-resistant equipment has never been more critical. TheSLNT COMSEC Courier Bag is a pivotal advancement in ensuring Operational Security (OPSEC) is maintained whether on base, in transit, or at a Forward Operating Base (FOB).

At SLNT, we are committed to equipping our warfighters and intelligence personnel with state-of-the-art counterintelligence products. We are dedicated to equipping our warfighters with the tools necessary to face any future challenges with confidence, ensuring their equipment is as reliable and effective as the missions they undertake.

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About SLNT

SLNT stands as the unparalleled leader in signal-blocking Faraday products, dedicated to enhancing digital autonomy and security in our increasingly connected world. At the heart of our mission is the commitment to empower humanity to reclaim their right to disconnect. By integrating effortless gear into daily routines, SLNT not only makes navigating modern life safer and healthier but also restores individual control over digital privacy. With a product lineup meticulously designed for reliability and ease of use, SLNT ensures that each customer can safeguard their personal and professional data from prying eyes and unwanted digital intrusions. We are not just a company; we are a movement towards a healthier, more secure digital future, giving you the autonomy to manage your digital life on your terms.


About AFRL  

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit 


About AFWERX  

As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 370 military, civilian and contractor personnel at five hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed over 6,100 new contracts worth more than $4 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit: