Air Force issues VALRAVN sources sought
On June 1, the U.S. Air Force issued a sources sought notice for Validated Red Airspace Virtual Environment (VALRAVN) (Solicitation Number: FA9304-19-R-0003). Responses are due by July 2.
The Directorate of Contracting, Test Range and Specialized Contracting Division at the Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, CA 93524 is conducting preliminary planning market research to obtain information from potential and eligible contractors for an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for Validated Red Airspace Virtual Environment (VALRAVN).
The DIADS mission is to provide a realistic, mission level, high-fidelity threat Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) environment to test blue force mission effectiveness. DIADS is a high-fidelity mission level simulation environment that models threat Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). DIADS supports a wide variety of test, training and analysis customers by assessing blue force mission effectiveness and providing a realistic training environment. It includes software representations of the sensors, command and control (C2), fusion algorithms and weapons used by modern threats. Blue aircraft and electronic attack (EA) can be represented inside of DIADS and DIADS can interact with external systems, models, and HWIL components via standard interfaces. The simulation can be run faster than real-time or in real-time for man-in-the-loop operation. The real-time operation enables extensive interface capabilities and flexible support for a wide variety of live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulations.
The DIADS program office is part of the 772d Test Squadron (TS) and has both program office and test organization responsibilities. The program office manages multiple improvement and modernization programs for the DIADS software model. The TIPP funded Red IADS program will expand the threat spectrum in DIADS and add multiple new classes of threat systems. Improvement projects sponsored by Test and Evaluation Threat Resource Activity (TETRA) will increase integration efforts with intelligence center threat models. The DIADS Program Office supports a wide variety of test, training and analysis customers. This customer support includes software development, integration at customer facilities, training support, test planning, test execution, analysis, reporting and general operations of DIADS. The program office manages the DIADS software release schedule and is the configuration control agent for all DIADS software development.
The DIADS program office is co-located with the Mission Simulation Laboratory (MSL). The MSL is a multi-tier security domain that can easily be configured to support a variety of constructive and virtual simulation customer needs. The MSL also serves as a classified development environment for a variety of customer programs and is used to perform acceptance testing on new releases of DIADS.
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