AFRL posts Wideband Communication Links in Contested Environments BAA
On June 12, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a broad agency announcement entitled Wideband Communication Links in Contested Environments (BAA NUMBER: FA8750-18-S-7008). For FY 20 funding, AFRL recommends that white papers be submitted by August 5, 2019.
This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2022. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 30 Sep 2022, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:
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 36months 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. Multiple awards are anticipated.
Full information is available here.