Air Force seeks SIGINT system support

On July 11, the U.S. Air Force posted a sources sought notice for Signals Intelligence (SIGNIT) System Support (Solicitation Number: FA8620-18-R-3022). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on August 10.

This Sources Sought Synopsis is conducted to identify potential sources capable of meeting requirements to integrate, enhance, maintain and support a capable Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) system and to provide sustainment.

Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance/Special Operations Forces (ISR/SOF) Directorate, Sensors Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) has a requirement for information technology support. The system consists of four (4) modified commercial business jet aircraft equipped with SIGINT sensors and a self-protection subsystem supported by a fixed Ground Integrated Processing Facility (GIPF) capable of controlling and accepting data from two (2) of the airborne SIGINT sensor sets simultaneously. Communications between the two (2) SIGINT sensors and the GIPF are carried out across a pair of data links. The ground antenna portions of these data links are remote from the GIPF. Finally, a link between the GIPF and the External Intelligence Center is provided for the exchange of tactical intelligence data, intelligence databases, and mission tasking.

Work shall be performed in country or at contractor facility, location to be defined within the Performance Work Statement (PWS). The majority of contract support and oversight shall occur at WPAFB. Delivery will be to FMS customer. The Contractor shall be responsible for development, installation, documentation, and testing to support a reconnaissance SIGINT system onto existing aircraft with existing datalink or option of new datalink. The airborne system shall operate without an onboard operator, remotely controlled by the GIPF. The current ground exploitation facility shall be used with minimal impact to existing system as feasible. A Non-disclosure agreement may be required with existing system’s contractor. Interface between all subsystems will be the responsibility of the contractor. Operator and maintenance manuals would also be required.

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Source: FedBizOpps