AFRL posts aerial warfighting network BAA
On December 10, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a broad agency announcement for Timely, Secure, and Mission-Responsive Aerial Warfighting Network Capabilities (BAA NUMBER: FA8750-19-S-7001). For best consideration for funding in FY19, AFRL recommends that white papers be submitted by January 18, 2019.
This BAA is focused on the innovation, development, and maturation of secure communications, networking, and information management technologies. A timely, secure, and mission-responsive network is critical to the translation of sensory data into actionable information. The critical need is to develop affordable, extensible, interoperable communications architectures that intelligently distribute information in a robust way that enables shared situational awareness and timely decision-making, ultimately, to assure the mission.
Total funding for this BAA is approximately $500M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 36 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $250K to $100M. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.
Full information is available here.