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Dynepic to Enhance its MOTAR Platform and Enable Humans as a Weapon System

New SBIR Phase I funding will integrate human performance sensor data and lay the groundwork to be implemented into MOTAR later this year  


Dynepic® announced today it was awarded SBIR Phase I funding to enhance its MOTAR® platform and enable ‘humans as a weapon system’ through the collection, tracking, and API enablement of human performance sensor data for the Department of Air Force.

“MOTAR is the perfect platform to aggregate training data and present actionable insights via its learning dashboards to improve overall training readiness,” explained Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic. “Many VR headsets and wearables used by the military have the ability to track sensor data like heart rate, gaze pattern, and activity level, and MOTAR will collect this data for correlation to training performance. The vision is that MOTAR Ecosystem applications will also be able to analyze the data through privacy-secure APIs.” 

Already a requirement across the USAF for learning and training, MOTAR is well poised to serve as the one-stop-shop for this data and address current US military challenges, including:

  • Increased Interoperability: MOTAR is device- and vendor-agnostic with the capability to pull in siloed sensor data streams from any hardware type and output a standardized data format that can be used by third-party tools, apps, and AI engines
  • Enable Human as Weapon System: By collecting, tracking, storing, and analyzing all human performance sensor data in a centralized repository, a digital phenotype of the warfighter could be developed and understood – from training to operations 
  • Increased Training Readiness: Instructors will have a better understanding of their student’s performance; human performance data can be used to assert new competencies and support AI in recommending courses and optimizing training

Watry said Dynepic will host key stakeholder meetings as they move forward with development in the coming weeks and has extended an open invitation to US Air Force and Space Force units who would like to join. 

“Our Warfighters are a key component to winning any future fight. This Phase I SBIR is a strong start to supporting service members with the performance data and actionable insights they need to win!” she added. 

Dynepic, Inc. Wins Contract to Expand MOTAR, Create Portable MOTAR-In-A-Box


Dynepic® announced today it was awarded a significant contract to expand its secure training backbone infrastructure, MOTAR®, to operate securely across environments, even disconnected ones. With MOTAR-In-A-Box (MIAB), Airmen will be able to train wherever they are - at a moment’s notice, and even on the frontlines. 

“Over the past few years, MOTAR has successfully empowered trainers and students to engage in new ways, including within the Metaverse; MOTAR-In-A-Box will allow them to have that same secure experience and access to MOTAR’s rich ecosystem of training content and applications regardless of connectivity, location, and timezone,” said Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic. “MOTAR-In-A-Box is both the culmination of our longtime vision for MOTAR and just the beginning!”

Essentially, MOTAR-In-A-Box provides portable access to sync and download MOTAR-hosted third-party training content and courses, regardless of internet access. The goal of MIAB is that it can work in a semi-connected, bandwidth-challenged area, fully disconnected in a secure facility with only “sneakernet” updates, or used in a contested, forward-deployed, austere environment. This includes local, offline, and secure access to multi-modal training content, as well as the ability to locally stream augmented and virtual reality training. 

Further supporting its status as the backbone of the Military Metaverse, earlier this year Dynepic’s MOTAR earned an Impact Level 4 (IL4) Authority to Operate (ATO) from the USAF, solidifying the secure cloud infrastructure on USAF’s NIPRNet, used for up to Controlled Unclassified training. MOTAR will run on military networks this Spring, while the company also pursues an IL6 environment called MOTAR Red to bring MOTAR to SIPRNet, the secret portion of the US Defense Information Systems Network, that will allow cross-domain capability and delivery of classified training content for authorized warfighters DoD-wide. 

“The combination of our IL4 ATO, MOTAR Red, and MOTAR-In-A-Box will allow both users and creators in the MOTAR ecosystem to ‘level up’ once again,” Watry explained. “Soon, creators whose applications are deployed within the MOTAR IL4 boundary will have the option to have their content available across MIAB, SIPRNet, and NIPRNet within one seamless infrastructure.” 

US Air Force Makes Big Bet on Dynepic, Inc. with $51m STRATFI

The new funding will help MOTAR become the backbone of the Military Metaverse so Airmen can effectively train across time zones and dimensions

We're STOKED!!

Dynepic® announced today it was awarded a significant contract worth $51m. The AFWERX Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) will match over $36m of Phase III committed dollars with $15m of STRATFI SBIR funds to expand Dynepic's MOTAR® Platform.

Known as the secure 'platform of platforms' for training delivery, analysis, and reporting, MOTAR has been proven across the USAF in programs like Maintenance Training Next and Accelerating Pilots to Combat Ready Aviators, both of which leveraged MOTAR to harness an ecosystem of digital content to improve and enhance training. Through the streamlined, central training infrastructure, Airmen can leverage diverse eXtended Reality (XR) content, create XR training lessons, and deliver innovative training across time zones and dimensions to achieve Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) training requirements.

"This is another huge milestone in operationalizing MOTAR as the secure backbone for training delivery across the US Air Force, bringing critical immersive learning technologies to our Warfighters," said Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic. "It's hard to take a technology from innovation to a program of record and make it through the 'The Valley of Death'. We're excited to get this much-needed boost to keep moving and deliver this critical training infrastructure for Airmen."

With the STRATFI funding, Dynepic will:

  • Build out continuous integration and delivery pipelines for containerized and Unity applications to be rapidly fielded to production
  • Ensure seamless delivery and training management of applications across devices, including VR headsets
  • Continue to build out the secure digital infrastructure to operate across classification levels both for cloud-native and on-prem use

This news comes just a few weeks after the company secured Authorization to Operate (ATO) for MOTAR and was awarded a $2.9M Sole Source Phase III Contract to Operationalize MOTAR.

Dynepic® is a woman- and service-disabled veteran-founded tech company based out of Reno, Nevada. To learn more about Dynepic, check out our website and connect with us on LinkedIn.

Media Inquiries: shanti@dynepic.com