On January 5, the U.S. Navy posted a sources sought notice and Industry Day invitation for its Multi-Spectral EO/IR Gimbal Sensor System acquisition (Solicitation Number: N0016418SNB39). Registration for the Industry Day event closes at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on January 25.
In support of V-22 Joint Program Office, PMA-275, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) located in Crane, Indiana is conducting market research to identify sources that can provide solutions or components to support a Multi-Spectral EO/IR Gimbal Sensor System for potential integration on one or any combination of the United States Marine Corps, United States Navy and United States Air Force (USMC/USN/USAF) V-22 aircraft.
The sensor system will be utilized for navigation, targeting, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and Multi-Sensor Imagery Reconnaissance (MIR) in all mission profiles including low level navigation. The sensor system will be integrated using an open system architecture able to support data fusion and/or correlation with other aircraft sensors currently employed, ones that may be added in the future, and external sensor data received via digital interoperability. The sensor system integration will also support off-boarding data via digital interoperability. The system shall be compatible with the environmental characteristics associated with this type of aircraft and minimize structural modifications to the aircraft. The goal of the Government is to obtain all repair/test equipment, knowledge/skills and data necessary to establish an organic repair capability within the Government post-award for the EO system selected. The Government is currently contemplating including the sustainment aspect/ organic depot of this requirement in the evaluation criteria for award.
INDUSTRY DAY EVENT
The information obtained from this RFI will be used for market research and to ensure that accurate representations are made regarding specific systems and components to be briefed during a follow-on Navy Surface EO Industry Day event.
Current plans are to hold the Industry Day event at WestGate Academy, 13598 East Westgate Drive, Odon, IN 47562 on Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018 through Thursday, 1 Feb 2018. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM EST on the first day with the meetings beginning at approximately 9:00 AM EST.
The purpose of the Industry Day is to discuss the attached Draft Performance Specification and allow industry the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, and provide comments. In addition to the question/answer sessions, it is the Government’s plan to set aside blocks of time to allow industry to provide one-on-one briefs to government personnel on their product line.
Full information is available here.