DoD Communities Of Interest: Unmanned Systems
Subject: Request for Information: Loitering Munitions
Due Date: Dec 15, 2022 02:00 pm CST
Government Organization: Army
SOURCES SOUGHT TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION FOR SERVICES
The Army Contracting Command-Research Triangle Park Contracting Office is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the requirement for research in employing lethal and non-lethal effects delivery capabilities from unmanned aerial systems. The intention is to procure these research services on a competitive basis.
BASED ON THE RESPONSES TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE/MARKET RESEARCH, THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES (IN FULL OR IN PART) OR PROCURED THROUGH FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION, and multiple awards MAY be made. All Small Business Set-Aside categories will be considered. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.
The Army Futures Command- Army Application Laboratory is to improve future readiness by ensuring Soldiers have the weapons, equipment, technology and tools they need, when they need them, to deploy, fight and win future conflicts.
The conflict in Ukraine has clearly demonstrated the ability of unmanned systems at increasingly lower echelons of employment to be highly effective in different roles from intelligence gathering, reconnaissance, and strike actions by both partners and potential near peer adversaries.
The Army is looking to develop knowledge of innovative ways to employ lethal and non-lethal effects delivery capabilities from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from the Brigade Combat Team to the squad Level. Conflict in the EUCOM Area of Responsibility has demonstrated technology used in new ways by partners and potential near peer adversaries. The US industrial base must be ready to rapidly respond and provide capability forward to US service members.
The Army is interested in exploring a spectrum of kinetic delivery options to include unmanned aerial systems with built-in kinetic capability or those UAS that can be retrofitted with munition carry/release capabilities. The Army is analyzing the loitering munitions (LM) market and adjacent markets to identify readily available options for the purposes of rapid unit-level experimentation in an operational environment.
The Contractor shall provide research services in support of the areas specified in Program Background (above). Further detail is provided in the Information Document attached to this announcement (Attachment 1).
If your organization has the potential capacity to perform these contract services, please provide the following information: 1) Organization name, address, email address, Web site address, telephone number, and size and type of ownership for the organization; and 2) Tailored capability statements addressing the particulars of this effort, with appropriate documentation supporting claims of organizational and staff capability. If significant subcontracting or teaming is anticipated in order to deliver technical capability, organizations should address the administrative and management structure of such arrangements.
The Government will evaluate market information to ascertain potential market capacity to:
1) provide services consistent, in scope and scale, with those described in this notice and otherwise anticipated; \
2) secure and apply the full range of corporate financial, human capital, and technical resources required to successfully perform similar requirements;
3) implement a successful project management plan that includes: compliance with tight program schedules; cost containment; meeting and tracking performance; hiring and retention of key personnel and risk mitigation; and
4) provide services under a performance-based service acquisition contract.
Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office | PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 28303