FIRST RF Corp. announced that it has been awarded 12 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contracts from the DoD 13.1 competition. The company earned ten Air Force and two Navy SBIR phase 1 projects:

These 12 awards bring the company’s total SBIR wins to 77 Phase Is, 44 Phase IIs, several Phase 2.5, and numerous Phase IIIs since 2003. The company has also been awarded three Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) programs in the last year intended to quickly transition innovative products to the marketplace.

FIRST RF has a 100% commercialization index within the SBIR program representing its ability to successfully commercialize technologies. Boone comments, “Twelve wins in a single SBIR round is certainly a record at FIRST RF and possibly a record in the history of the SBIR program under a single focus area. We are fortunate to have the world class talent and organizational ability to win twelve awards in a single SBIR solicitation round. This round of proposals clearly demonstrated the growing breadth and depth of our organization. Our five business areas are each focused and responsible for developing RF technology and products across a spectrum of markets and customer driven needs. Our size and ability to develop and deliver affordable solutions rapidly, in months not years, also contributes to our success in commercializing technologies.”

FIRST RF Corp. recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.