On August 2, the U.S. Army posted a request for information on Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS) Language Packs (W909MY-17-R-A023). Responses are due within 15 calendar days.
Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground-Fort Belvoir (ACC-APG-Belvoir) is conducting market research on behalf of Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), Product Director, Machine Foreign Language Translation System (PD, MFLTS) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. MFLTS consists of open architecture software and language component software. MFLTS is a software only capability that provides an automated foreign speech and text translation capability in order to augment and complement limited human linguistic resources across all Army echelons in all environments. The MFLTS software application resides on portable, mobile and web-enabled host hardware. Initial MFLTS capability supports translation of two spoken languages (Pashto, Iraqi Arabic), one written language (Modern Standard Arabic), and two language domains (Checkpoint Operations & Base Security). In the immediate future MFLTS will be improved by adding new languages to meet operational needs.
MFLTS has a requirement to expand the portfolio of supported languages by acquiring additional MFLTS compatible language translation applications (language packs). This RFI seeks to identify sources with the capability to provide language packs that meet MFLTS requirements for a series of prioritized target languages within a required period of time.
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