On December 18, the U.S. Army posted a request for information about Joint System Integration Laboratory Division Research, Development, Integration, Experimentation, Test and Evaluation and Operation of Contractor UAS Systems and Subsystems (Solicitation Number: W31P4Q18R0046). Due to the urgency of this requirement, the response date for this market research is December 29, 2017, 4:00 pm CST.
The US Army Contracting Command-Redstone (ACC-R) is exploring options for Contractor performance of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated (GA-ASI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) engineering and technical services in order to support the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate’s Joint System Integration Laboratory (JSIL) Division with research, development, integration, experimentation, test, evaluation and operational CONUS and OCONUS deployments of contractor UAS systems and subsystems.
The JSIL Division is responsible to Service and Joint customers to further develop, refine, evaluate and integrate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) technologies, platforms and payloads with the potential of improving the Warfighting Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) capabilities of ISR and weapon systems. Aside from sensor payloads, ISR payloads are also construed to include lethal payloads deployable from or with the ISR platform. The JSIL Division conducts development, experimentation, integration and testing of systems, capabilities and architectures beyond the boundaries of the typical UAS system. These activities include the integration of unmanned ground systems, unmanned combat air vehicles and the integration of manned and unmanned systems and architectures.
Performance of the contractor under the existing performance work statement will include engineering and technical services that will also support the spectrum of contractor furnished UAS systems and architectures. The proposed action is an extension of an existing contract, W31P4Q-15-D-0003, through the increase of existing Ordering Period 3 and the addition of two new ordering periods 4 and 5. This contract was originally established to provide this capability for the family of General Atomics UAS Group 5 equipment including Gray Eagle, Predator and Reaper UAS Systems. This urgent effort consists primarily of potentially multiple unit OCONUS deployments of U.S. contractor owned and operated Group 5 UASs, including airborne and ground-based equipment and operational contractor personnel in support of Combatant Commander Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and other warfighting technical requirements.
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