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Accelerating New
Technologies

Accelerate Capabilities to the Warfighter.

Gryphon provides expertise to accelerate the delivery of capabilities to the warfighter. We manage the development, acquisition, and transition of critical mission technologies across the Defense and Civil Markets.

Innovation starts with our team of Intelligence Community (IC) & DoD-experienced, highly qualified personnel with a breadth of technical skills and experience, extensive Science & Technology/Research & Development (S&T/R&D), and niche expertise in diverse thrust areas including: weapons platform development, cyber, data analytics, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN), and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).

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Transitioning Tomorrow’s Technologies Today.

We have been a prime contractor and partner at DARPA since 1987, providing high-quality scientific, engineering, and technical assistance support teams to advance high risk, high payoff technologies necessary to maintain a technological advantage over our adversaries and increase our national security posture.

We have been a prime in the Information Innovation Office (I2O) and its predecessor offices for more than 20 years, and have been a valued prime contractor in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) for more than 12 years. We translated our experience and expertise in biological sciences to assist in standing up the Biological Technologies Office (BTO), becoming a prime in that office in 2016.

Since 2005, Gryphon has demonstrated a proven track record of innovation, process improvements, thought leadership, and transformative support across the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (now the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office) and DHS. We have supported DNDO/CWMD since it was established in 2005 and as the prime contractor since 2011. Our experience and expertise give us a first-hand understanding of the complexities of the CWMD mission and the challenges the Office faces as it works to prevent a chemical-biological or radiation-nuclear attack on the Nation.

Our Advanced Engineering business in Albuquerque, NM, provides unique cradle to grave solutions for Directed-Energy technologies through our team of exceptional Subject Matter Experts, engineers, scientists and technicians. We have served as Prime Contractor to High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO) since 2006. We provide small core groups of SMEs to support program portfolio management of HEL-JTO programs, augmented with a deep bench of SMEs with significant expertise in the specific technology areas needed to advance Directed Energy, Microwave, and High Energy Laser development.

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Advanced Capabilities

We support DARPA, the Air Force Research Lab, the Naval Research Lab, and other institutions.

We support DARPA, the Air Force Research Lab, the Naval Research Lab, and other institutions in cultivating and developing state-of-the-art technologies and transitioning them to acquisition programs where they give important capabilities to our warfighters.

  • Directed Energy
  • Electro Optic Systems
  • Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • Hypersonic Engineering
  • Test & Evaluation

Gryphon experts provide multi-disciplinary technical support to DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO) for diagnostic technologies (near real-time sequencing), medical countermeasure platform technologies, and efforts involving gene editing tools and technologies.

Gryphon has supported the Mobile Analysis Platform (MAP) program since inception and assisted in the test & evaluation and successful transition to military. MAP provides rapid pathogen identification at the point of need.

Our technical experts led efforts to develop and monitor programs for vaccines and therapeutics to prevent and treat infectious diseases outbreaks. In response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our staff was instrumental in helping DARPA refocus the ADEPT program towards development and fielding of critical Ebola vaccines and therapeutics which resulted in significantly reduced loss of life.

Gryphon provides Aerospace and Maritime support to assist DARPA in the development of manned and unmanned X-Plane platforms for space and near space environments; Space Battle Management and Control (BMC3); advanced unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs); increased hydrodynamic efficiencies for UUVs; nuclear thermal propulsion; and countering hypersonic threats.


Science & Technology

Speed to Fleet: Gryphon provided support as coordinator for the Chief of Naval Operations Speed to Fleet (CNO S2F) Program and was pivotally involved with the program since its inception. Gryphon provided strategic and end-to-end management of a portfolio that put high interest technologies into the hands of warfighters quickly to mitigate critical concerns and technology gaps. This support work required daily engagement with senior Navy leadership, including representing the program, technology assessment, and coordination duties related to special projects for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Chief of Naval Research (CNR).

ONR Technology Accelerator: Gryphon provides shipboard integration design and technical support to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the Cross Platform EMW Technology Accelerator (CPETA) system in DDG 51 Class Ships. This system is deployed on DDG 110 as a Science & Technology TempAlt to test with shipboard and airborne systems

ACTUV (Sea Hunter) – as part of a cross-disciplinary contractor team, Gryphon provided the ship design and served as the design agent for HM&E segments of the ASW Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). Gryphon conducted preliminary through contract design, production design & drawings, construction support, T&E and Logistics support. Gryphon served as systems integrator, incorporating design elements from other team members into the overall ship design.

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Gryphon is delivering the Modular CONSOL Adapter Kit (MCAK) as part of the Distributed Maritime Operations need for rapid prototype development and transition to production to bridge immediate gaps. Gryphon is developing the MCAK system from concept through to engineering and fabrication and on to at-scale prototyping. The prototype undergoes testing per Navy standards in parallel to development of accessory devices and containerization. The unit is being collaboratively designed with the Navy to be rapidly deployable without significant pier-side support and yet capable of meeting current Navy standards.

Gryphon provides full-service Alteration Installation Teams including system prototyping, fabrication and kitting, and installation and testing using a NAVSEA approved Quality Program.


Research & Development

Technology Transition

  • For the DARPA Strategic Technologies Office (STO), we supported the final demonstration for DARPA RadioMap Phase 2. RadioMap generates real-time maps of predicted radio frequency (RF) power levels from a network of distributed sensors. For the final Phase 2 demo, the distributed sensors were deployed to 50 vehicles across Arlington, VA. Gryphon supported the logistical organization of this demo, and the Gryphon office served as the communications command center during testing and also displayed the real time RF maps for the DARPA program manager. The success of this demo led to DARPA RadioMap Phase 3 and the eventual transition of RadioMap technology to the United States Marine Corps
  • Using high fidelity MATLAB/Simulink models and advanced computer emulation, we develop modeling and simulation techniques to develop and test cyber system capabilities and to simulate bit accurate representations. We integrate models into testing methods for validation and verification of capabilities. By integrating efforts with cyber modeling agencies, we enhance program efficiency, establishing a collaborative approach and early transition opportunities for DARPA cyber programs.
  • As the test manager for multiple DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) programs, we coordinate, plan, schedule, resource, execute, and report all field test activities. Our experts analyze contractor-developed cyber-technologies and vulnerability research to sustain and maintain military capabilities, and to develop advanced modeling techniques to assess systems while developing modifications for robust sustainment.
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Case Study:
Rapid Acquisition and Technology Development -
Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)
Deployment Office (LDO) was created in 2014 to fill an urgent operational need to provide an Early Operational Capability (EOC) on a critical timeline. The LDO obtained EOC with the B-1 by September 2018 – and for F/A-18 in November 2019.


Our Agile Risk Management Approach saved 5-7 years, allowing accelerated acquisition program completion in five years compared to ten to 12 years for traditional weapon programs.
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Case Study:
RAPID ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT - LONG RANGE ANTI-SHIP MISSILE (LRASM)
Deployment Office (LDO) was created in 2014 to fill an urgent operational need to provide an Early Operational Capability (EOC) on a critical timeline. The LDO obtained EOC with the B-1 by September 2018 – and for F/A-18 in November 2019.
Our Agile Risk Management Approach saved 5-7 years, allowing accelerated acquisition program completion in five years compared to ten to 12 years for traditional weapon programs.
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