Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Solicitation Number: N61331-18-SN-Q06

Agency: Department of the Navy

Office: Naval Sea Systems Command

Location: NSWC Panama City Divison

Notice Type: Sources Sought

Response due: 6 Feb 2018 (20 days after 18 Jan 2018)


Added: Jan 18, 2018 4:49 pm




The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) is seeking information on the availability and technical capability of all sources to provide countermeasures to the threats posed by Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). The US Department of Defense has chartered the Stand-Off Weapons Defeat Joint Integrated Product Team (SOWD-JIPT) to support the Physical Security Enterprise and Analysis Group (PSEAG) Counter Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Working Group (C-UUV WG) with the mission to study the state of the art in countermeasures to the threats posed by UUVs. NSWC PCD is providing technical subject matter expertise in support of this effort. The working group holds responsibility for assessing current countermeasure capabilities against the threat systems noted.


Required Capabilities:

With regard to Unmanned Underwater Vehicle threats, the C-UUV WG is assessing countermeasure capabilities against individual and groups of UUV threats. Capabilities sought include total system solutions as well as specific elements of the engagement sequence - Detection, Classification, Localization, Tracking, Engagement, and Assessment (BDA). UUV defeat mechanisms ranging from mission kill/disruption to vehicle damage/destruction/capture are considered. Cross-domain (C-UxV) solutions capable of supporting countermeasures against both UUVs and additional unmanned systems (e.g. unmanned surface vehicles) are especially encouraged.


NSWC PCD is seeking detailed information and data on:

1. C-UUV System or Component Description

2. SWAP (Size, Weight and Power) specifications

3. System's sensor(s) and/or effectors range of influence

4. System/component applicability to open ocean and/or geographically constrained waters

5. System/component applicability to threat UUV - size/mission/other vehicle characteristics

6. System's engagement process (timeline and distance) against UUV threats, to include system

power up, data upload, slew, launch, course correction, intercept, and defeat, if applicable

7. Technology Readiness Level or Manufacturability Readiness Level (TRL/MRL) (current), TRL/MRL (projections FY18-FY25)

8. Anticipated/potential residual damage at engagement and/or at impact location

9. Relevant sensor characteristics, modalities and signal processing requirements associated with detection, classification, localization and tracking capabilities

10. Any applicable test data to support provided claims


Please note: Provide any additional relevant information or data not listed above.


The responses shall include, but not be limited to:

Business name and address;

Name of company representative and their business title;

Size of Business;

Cage Code;

Facility clearance;

(a) An executive summary of the party's experience with counter UUV;

(b) A description of the party's C-UUV component technology or system solution;

(c) Evidence of current TRL 5 or 6, or what investment would be required to reach TRL 6; and

(d) Data on the C-UUV system/component technology performance in different environments - including controlled in-laboratory as well as open water venues.


This Sources Sought Announcement is for informational and planning purposes only. This is not a request for proposal. It does not constitute a solicitation and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government. Responses in any form are not offers and the Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Any information submitted by respondents to this technical description is strictly voluntary. The Government reserves their right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this Sources Sought Announcement. The Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this Sources Sought Announcement. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response. All information to be submitted in response to this market research shall be unclassified unless submitted via the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)


For any questions, please contact the point of contact listed below via email.

Unclassified submittals must be delivered within 20 calendar days from the date of this publication via Electronic Mail to Dr. Cameron Matthews and the Contract Specialist .


Classified submittals via SIPRNet: Cameron.matthews@navy.smil mil. Submit an unclassified e-mail to the Contract Specialist that a classified submittal was delivered to Dr. Matthews including date and time of delivery.


Contracting Office Address:

110 Vernon Avenue

Panama City, Florida 32407

United States


Primary Point of Contact.:

Wanda A Cutchin,

Contracting Officer

Phone: 850-636-6140

Fax: 850-234-4251


Secondary Point of Contact:

Vivian M. Truman,

Contract Specialist

Phone: 8502307230