On February 5, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for the Product Director, Airborne Reconnaissance Low Systems Support (PASS) contract follow-on. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. ET on March 9.
Program Background: Engineering, operations, and logistics support, program management, system engineering, property accountability, testing, program security, information assurance, sensor operations, and field service support is being performed by Adams Communication, Engineering and Technology (ACET) for the PD ARL under the PD ARL Sustainment Support (PASS) Contract No. W15P7T-10-D-D420/KZ01 (R23G). The contract expires in July 2019, and the Government is evaluating alternatives for the continuation of this effort. The PASS supports various projects in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) area, and requires operations and sustainment of the fielded systems as described below. The support may include design and integration of new sensor capabilities.
The Government has an ongoing requirement to upgrade and advance key technologies for robust intercept and exploitation of modern Communications Intelligence (COMINT) targets. The required activities include investigative and algorithmic studies, system architecture definition, prototype demonstration efforts and evaluation activities.
Request for Information: The Government is considering contracting methods to expand support for PD ARL for Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) emitters. This support would include sensor integration, development, test, validation and verification into the Mission Equipment Package (MEP). This will require Systems Engineering, Software Engineering and access to the aircraft during classified calibration/ test/flight/ground operations.
If interested, the Government is requesting contractors to provide sufficient information which demonstrates capability and experience in providing the engineering and field support to specific subsystem OEM’s described below. Support will be required for the currently fielded systems ARL-M and Saturn Arch Programs, as described above, and in the listing attached. Support will also be required for ARL-E beginning in 2020. Interested sources are requested to submit a summary of demonstrated capabilities, identify how the attached listed OEM items would be supported, and if a teaming agreement is in place with the listed potential sub-contractors for this OEM support.
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