AFRL posts BAA for Wideband Communication Links in Contested Environments
On March 6, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a broad agency announcement for Wideband Communication Links in Contested Environments (BAA NUMBER: FA8750-18-S-7008). For funding in FY 2018, submissions are recommended by April 6.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate is seeking to develop and demonstrate innovative, secure, affordable links for both line-of-sight (LOS) and beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications capabilities across air, space, and terrestrial platforms. The goal is to provide warfighters an interoperable, modular, and sustainable network connectivity fabric that satisfies Joint Service, Interagency, and Coalition tactical information exchange requirements from the relay of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor data, to shared situational awareness and reliable command & control (C2) dissemination.
Total funding for this BAA is approximately $49.9M. Individual awards will normally not exceed 36 months with dollar amounts typically ranging from $100K to $3M. 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.