U.S. Air Force (USAF) Awards Phase II Contract to Social Mobile to Build 5G Mobile Solution
Social Mobile to Develop a Ruggedized Handheld Device Purpose-Built to Support an Array of Military Operations
Miami, FL (October 26, 2022) – Social Mobile, a mobility solutions provider specializing in Android Enterprise deployments, today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Air Force to design and build a 5G mobile solution to support the specific needs of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Through the AFWERX Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II contract, Social Mobile will deliver a handheld and chest-mountable device that leverages Android Enterprise and is built to military-grade specifications.
The current contract follows the AFWERX Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract Social Mobile received last year.
As an alternative to consumer-grade devices, the SBIR Phase II contract will enable Social Mobile to collaborate with the U.S. Air Force to design and deliver a lightweight yet ruggedized, private label, mobile device with a guaranteed minimum lifespan of three years. This reliable and secure solution will enable the U.S. Air Force to support an array of applications and operations while future-proofing its portfolio and streamlining procurement.
“Building on the success of the previous contract, we look forward to working side-by-side with the U.S. Air Force to develop a mobile solution that meets the needs of their operations today as well as in the future,”
said Robert Morcos, Founder and CEO.
“Our solution will be lighter and more durable than their current device, offer more hands-free capabilities, all while taking full advantage of Android Enterprise with respect to security, features, and updates.”
As part of the AFWERX Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II contract, Social Mobile’s solution will be considered by other branches of the United States military, including Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX transitions agile, affordable, and accelerated capabilities by teaming innovative technology developers with Airmen and Guardian talent.
About Social Mobile
Founded in 2011, Social Mobile is a Google Mobile Services (GMS) partner, leveraging the Android operating system to design, engineer, and manufacture turnkey, mobility-as-a-service deployments that enable enterprise organizations to utilize smart solutions that support an array of business-critical operations. An OEM, managed service provider, and consultancy, Social Mobile is uniquely positioned to serve as a domestic design partner to US clients, controlling all aspects of the development supply-chain, and ensuring the utmost in security and availability. To learn more about other Social Mobile products and solutions, visit: https://socialmobile.com.