Neya Systems selected for first Army Capability Accelerator cohort program

Cohort to Focus on Bringing Commercial Automation Technology to Artillery Resupply

Neya Systems announces that it has been selected to participate in the Field Artillery Autonomous Resupply (FAAR) Cohort through the Army Capability Accelerator (ACA), a research effort conducted by Alion Science and Technology in support of the Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) and the Army Futures Command (AFC). This Cohort will focus on helping the Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team (LRPF CFT) automate the U.S. Army’s approach to storing, shipping, and loading munitions.

“Neya is dedicated to developing autonomous technologies that will keep military personnel safe in unsecured and hostile environments,” said Mike Formica, Division Manager of Neya Systems. “The autonomous artillery resupply system will increase both safety and efficiency. We are excited to be working alongside the other selected participants in the FAAR Cohort to provide a robust solution to the Army.”

Designed for small businesses and companies that don’t typically work with the federal government, ACA Cohort companies receive $150,000 to complete a 12-week program that culminates in a capability pitch to Army stakeholders, private investors, and other potential partners. Each Cohort focuses on solving a specific problem aligned to the Army’s 16-year modernization strategy that has been identified by an Army mission partner.

The program is being executed by Alion Science and Technology as part of their ongoing support of AAL to accelerate capability development for critical and emerging Army needs. The FAAR Cohort program began on January 13 in Austin, Texas, and will conclude on April 2.

Neya Systems, a division of Applied Research Associates, is a leader in advanced off-road autonomy. Neya provides innovative solutions to customers in the defense, mining, construction, and security industries. Neya’s full-stack autonomy includes capabilities in low-level control, perception, safeguarded teleoperation, full autonomy, and multi-agent mission planning. To learn more, visit

The Army Applications Laboratory was established in 2018, along with the stand-up of the Army Futures Command, to act as a concierge service across the Army’s Future Force Modernization Enterprise (FFME) and the broader commercial marketplace of ideas. Based on the 8th floor of the Capital Factory in Austin, AAL’s mission is to align innovative solutions and technologies with Army problems, resources, and programs to rapidly discover, validate, and transition technology applications in support of Army modernization. In other words, AAL exists to connect ideas from a broad range of solvers — startups, entrepreneurs, tech companies, VCs, universities, research labs, and more — with the right people and organizations within the Army to close capability gaps and field novel solutions. Learn more at

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