Air Force seeks IP-enabled digital radio for HFGCS
On July 26, the U.S.
Air Force posted a request for information for an IP-enabled
digital radio for HFGCS ground system. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central
on August 26.
The primary purpose of this RFI is for industry to identify a suitable replacement for the current HFGCS HF radio (RT2200) and to understand the following objective areas: (a) C4 interoperability with other DOD HF systems platforms, (b) system of systems architecture, (c) tactical and strategic networks interoperability, (d) software and hardware technologies compatible with HFGCS ground systems, (e) resiliency, and (f) information operations.
This technical refresh of the High Frequency Global Communication System (HFGCS) ground system is due to obsolescence issues with current radios, modems and scanning receivers in the system architecture. Radios are located across 13 stations, 3 CONUS and 10 OCONUS. The attached document (HFGCS Program Information) details Current Program Information, Current Program Requirements, and Future Desired Capabilities.
The Government is seeking information to replace obsolete radios with an IP-enabled software defined digital capable radio. The radio MUST BE compatible with the current HFGCS ground system and interoperable with other DOD HF system platforms and organizations, such as: Senior Leader Communications Support (Mystic Star), U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC), U.S. State Departments, U.S. Navy, U.S. Combatant Commands (COCOMs), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3), U.S. Army Terrestrial, U.S. Coast Guard, and other HF users.
Full information is available here.