On November 6, the Naval Air Systems Command posted a request for information on ISR technologies. All responses should be received no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern on November 21.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Avionics, Sensors and E*Warfare Department is seeking information to help position and inform the naval aviation community on resources that may be available in 5-20 years to contribute to the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability of the naval aviation community. We are interested in initiating dialog with industry for establishing a robust and ongoing exchange of ideas with the result being a faster, more agile adaptation of the warfighter’s ISR capability in response to our adversaries’ rapidly changing capabilities. To this end, industry is invited to brief their advanced R&D, planning, and strategic developments across the spectrum of ISR technologies and techniques that might be viable in 5-20 years to contribute to the rapidly changing needs of the ISR mission. In addition to NAWCAD scientists, engineers, and leadership, personnel from NRL, ONR, ONI, NGA, and other U. S. Government agencies will be invited to attend.
Recognizing that the nature of warfare is changing at a rapid pace and in unpredictable directions, we are interested in hearing industry’s views on where and how technology can and should be used in the ISR mission. Briefs that focus on a single technology or capability are discouraged now but may be requested in the future. We are looking for comprehensive briefs that touch on not only traditional ISR technologies but also emerging technologies and technologies that use spectrum not traditionally used. We are particularly interested in what industry sees happening at the intersection of these technologies and what can be done by aggregating the information gathered by this technology. We are interested how all forms of intelligence, such as HUMINT, pattern of life, and open source information, can be incorporated to form a more informative picture of the battle space.
The universe of ISR technologies/capabilities we hope industry will address includes, but is not limited to: Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT), Open source Intelligence (OSINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Technical Intelligence (TECHINT), Cyber Intelligence/Digital Network Intelligence (CYBINT/DNINT), and all subcategories of the above disciplines.
Full information is available here.