Battle Sight Technologies signs additional patent agreement with AFRL

Dayton startup Battle Sight Technologies has even more access to the military’s latest infrared tech following a new agreement with the Air Force Research Lab.

The company announced last week that it has signed a patent license agreement with the US Air Force Research Laboratory — Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) based at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for an infrared (IR) phosphor technology that it will add to its existing suite of IR technologies.

“We couldn’t be happier with continuing our relationship with Dr. Brott and the entire AFRL RX and Small Business team. AFRL is a leading research organization right here in our back yard and as a commercialization firm, continuing this mutually beneficial relationship is a huge win for Battle Sight,” Battle Sight President Nick Ripplinger said. “This new technology allows us to expand our product offering of IR products to support the very best customers in the world, the American warfighter, and this new capability will provide a safer operating environment for those very customers.”

Battle Sight made headlines in 2018 with the introduction of its CrayTacTM IR tactical crayon. Additionally, Battle Sight was successful at the inaugural Air Force Pitch Day event in March 2019 for the development of an IR sea marker to increase the effort of identifying and recovering down pilots and air crews.

“Battle Sight has been a key partner in the commercialization of Air Force Technologies. The Air Force needs companies like Battle Sight pushing the paradigm of technology to solve our warfighter’s urgent challenges,”  Ryan Helbach, AFRL Chief Intrapreneur, said. “It has been amazing to see the growth of the Battle Sight and AFRL partnership and the results that it is bringing to our warfighters.”

This agreement with AFRL – RX covers the sales and distribution to entities within and outside of the United States, in support of the warfighter, partner forces, first responder, and emergency management professionals. Battle Sight will continue to invest, develop, and commercialize products for this core customer base.

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