On July 12, the U.S. Army released a request for information on technologies for complex, multifaceted, multidomain environments (Solicitation Number: W909MY-17-CMMDE). Responses are due by 3:00pm Eastern on August 28.
This Request for Information (RFI) seeks to identify current and emerging technologies and/or projections of technology-enabled concepts that could provide significant military advantage to the United States (US) Army during operations in complex, contested/congested environments between now and 2028. The Government anticipates using this information to aid in the internal analysis and prioritization of US Army Science & Technology (S&T) research and development investments.
The desire and capacity to achieve overmatch objectives are already present and ongoing at various levels across the entire Army S&T enterprise as well as across industry. Optimizing these existing investments through increased participation of technologies in experimentation and demonstration events will enable the necessary capabilities needed to support future conflicts.
As part of ongoing Army initiatives to deliver technologies which provide our Soldiers with offsets, this RFI seeks to glean information that will shed light on new technologies and approaches to warfighting, balancing Army’s investment between platforms, payloads, and networks.
Technologies and weapons that were once the exclusive province of advanced nations have become available to a broad range of militaries and non-state actors. The current effort seeks to leverage the information collected in response to this RFI to draw on the lessons of previous offset strategies and ensure that the US sustains its advantage over potential adversaries in the coming decades.
Full information is available here.