On April 3, the United States Marine Corps released the solicitation for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Support (Solicitation Number: M00681-17-T-0022). Responses are due on April 18 by 12:00pm Pacific Time.
The Regional Contracting Office-MCI WEST, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA, has a requirement to provide a manned, fixed-wing propeller driven aircraft with Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to support semi-annual three-day training exercises for Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1 (MAWTS-1), Marine Corp Air Station, Yuma, Arizona.
The service requested is to provide real-time electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) sensor full-motion video (FMV) while integrating with close air support aircraft to locate and simulate attacking opposing forces, simulated by live role-players. The aircraft must have capability of 5 hours on station time at an altitude of surface to 24,000′ AGL. The intent of this effort is to provide familiarization of flight characteristics, capabilities and limitations of ISR aircraft for MAWTS-1 instructors and prospective instructors.
Set-aside status: The solicitation is scheduled to be issued as a 100% set-aside for Small Business pursuant to (FAR 52.219-6). The North American Industry Classification System code for this requirement is 611512 “Flight Training.”
Full information is available here.