Air Force posts SIGINT to GEOINT RFI
On November 13, the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces Directorate (AFLCMC/WI), ISR Sensors and Foreign Military Sales Division (AFLCMC/WIN) posted a request for information (RFI) for SIGINT to GEOINT cross-cue solutions. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on November 30.
AFLCMC/WIN manages several portfolios in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Sensors. The portfolios pursue projects that support the United States Air Force (USAF) in meeting the requirements set forth in the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and the Next Generation ISR Dominance Flight Plan. This RFI is looking to fill those requirements by demonstrating an on-platform SIGINT to GEOINT autonomous cross-cue solution that is capable of exchanging classified information.
In support of the AFLCMC/WINA, the Advanced Sensors Technology Branch, AFLCMC/WIN is conducting market research across industry, academia, and government agency programs. The intent is to identify promising candidate programs/technology efforts with projected capabilities that may improve current and future Air Force cross-cuing requirements. Market research will help identify what research has been accomplished in the field of sensor cross-cuing, as well as technologies that currently exist or could be modified to fill a need.
Although FY22 funding is uncertain, AFLCMC/WINA is seeking 1-2 year projects beginning in FY22 with Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4-6 with the objective of taking TRL to 6 or higher. AFLCMC/WINA seeks white papers and quad-charts by 1600 EST, 10 December 2020. All correspondence submitted will be protected as Source Selection Sensitive. After reviewing the submitted white papers and quad-charts, the Government may request technical exchanges and/or site surveys of respondents’ facilities. This market research will potentially shape Air Force efforts in the FY22-26 timeframe. The Government anticipates the information received will be used to plan and program the required efforts to support AFLCMC/WINA.
Candidate technologies may include on-board processing for multiple airborne sensors, and sensor technologies to increase range, resolution and/or aid in rapid targeting (geolocation models, sensor-based exploitation/recognition tools, sensor networking capabilities). Candidate technologies shall incorporate classified data that will be transferred from the SIGINT sensor to the GEOINT sensor, either SECRET or TS/SCI. Candidate technologies may leverage Government Owned cross domain solution, if needed.
Full information is available here.