On February 14, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for Rapid development, deployment, and support of the Expeditionary Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integrated Defeat System (E-LIDS) (Solicitation Number: W31P4Q-18-R-0068). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central on March 2.
This is a request for information (RFI)/Sources Sought (SS) only. This RFI does not constitute an invitation for bid (IFB), request for quotation (RFQ), or request for proposal (RFP). The US Government is conducting market research for the rapid development, deployment, and support of the Expeditionary Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integrated Defeat System (E-LIDS).
Background: The US Army has identified a need to develop countermeasures against enemy-armed and intelligence gathering UAS’s operating at various speeds and altitudes, which are targeting US interests both at home and abroad.
Interested sources need to demonstrate the technical capability, corporate knowledge, and experience in providing all hardware, equipment, technical expertise, planning, management, manufacturing and testing efforts. This includes all incidental services to develop, produce, integrate, deploy, and sustain the E-LIDS in multiple theaters of operation.
This procurement requires the contractor to operate as a US corporation with a secure manufacturing facility approved to the SECRET level by the Defense Security Service (DSS). Further, the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) will be asked to conduct a pre-award survey of the contractor’s facility to determine the capability to successfully fulfill the requirements of this contract and to minimize risk to the C-RAM program.
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