Air Force releases RFP for ISR training support
On October 27, the United States Air Force released the Final RFP for Air & Ground ISR Training Support (Solicitation Number: FA4890-15-R-0008). This acquisition is set aside to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Proposals are due by December 1, according to FedBizOpps.
SCOPE OF WORK. Except for the property and services specifically stated as Government-furnished in Section 3 of this Performance Work Statement (PWS), the contractor shall furnish all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and all other items and services required to support MQ-1 and MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) with Air and Ground Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) training Support. The contractor will provide realistic training exercises for the war-fighter to include Opposing Forces (OPFOR), Friendly Forces (BLUFOR) and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) support. In addition, this PWS provides for Air and Ground Testing support. Additional work, to include continuation training, mission training additional weapon systems and places of performance may be added in the future.
The purpose of this training program is to support RPA pilots and sensor operators to achieve the following qualification levels: Initial Qualification, Combat Mission Readiness, Requalification, Instructor Upgrade for the effected students. In addition, USAFWS Training includes advanced reconnaissance and surveillance sensors, weapons, ISR target management, and mission planning and execution. Also, this PWS requires support in the development and integration of common operating standards, concepts, technologies, tactics, techniques, procedures, and training through the use of real-time ISR, surface attack, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), Close Air Support (CAS) training scenarios on military ranges where aircrews conduct ISR, simulated attacks, CAS and CSAR on from the aircraft.
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