March 26, 2024

X-Bow Systems Announces Update on Air Force Research Laboratory’s RE-ARM Program

US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Awards X-Bow Systems $18 Million Follow-On Rapid Energetics and Advanced Rocket Manufacturing (RE-ARM) Project Contract

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.March 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — X-Bow Systems Inc. (X-Bow), a non-traditional small business advanced supplier of solid rocket motors (SRMs) and defense technologies, today announced award of a follow-on contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for its Rapid Energetics and Advanced Rocket Manufacturing (RE-ARM) program. The original Pathfinder I contract, awarded in March 2021, was part of X-Bow’s groundbreaking, low-cost advanced manufacturing approach to solid rocket motors and culminated in a 15-month delivery and demonstration of a simulated-energetics factory at Edwards Air Force Base, California in July of 2022.

The program was hugely successful for both X-Bow and AFRL in demonstrating the foundational technology to provide low-cost advanced manufacturing solutions to solid rocket motor production. AFRL is following up the original contract with a new award to X-Bow Systems to continue developing the technology through an advanced, fully energetic advanced manufacturing capability called the “Gen-0” and housed at X-Bow’s development facilities.

“The collaboration between X-Bow and AFRL has been extremely effective in leveraging our technology and innovative engineering team to provide the country with a much-needed capability. Read rest here