Army PM UAS issues Launched Effects industry day invite, RFI
On December 21, the U.S. Army’s Project Management Office Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (PM UAS) posted the Launched Effects Industry Day information and request for information (RFI). Registration is due by 5:00 p.m. Central on January 11.
PM UAS extends an invitation for interested parties to attend Launched Effects (LE) Industry Days on 17-19 JAN 2024 in the Stone Event Center Auditorium, Huntsville, AL. On 17 JAN 2024, the government, including leadership from partner Army Program Executive Offices, the Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, and the Maneuver, Aviation, Intelligence, and Cyber Centers of Excellence, will present a holistic overview of the LE acquisition strategy and requirements.
Throughout the event, Industry will have multiple ways to engage with the Army’s LE team to include question/answer opportunities, one-on-one meetings with leadership, and provide post event feedback. Specifically, the Army is interested in currently available Short Range LE system solutions as an initial capability and system solutions projected to meet the full requirements of Short Range LE.
The Army is seeking a Short Range LE system with both ground and air launch solutions. Payload configurations may include Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR), Radio Frequency Detect, Identify, Locate, Report (RF DILR), lethal/kinetic, communications relay, and RF Decoy. Networking and datalinks should support maximum flexibility in band/waveform selection and the integration of collaborative behaviors. Navigation systems should be based on supervised autonomous solutions and include a path to Assured – Position, Navigation, and Timing (A-PNT) solutions. Additionally, launch solutions should reflect mature integration/qualification paths.
Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) standards pertinent to this effort include the LE Specification Model (variant model generated from the UAS Family of Systems Model), Uncrewed Vehicle Control (UVC) Component Specification Model (CSM), Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, UAS Family of Systems Block 1 Interoperability Profiles (IOPs), DO-178C Design Assurance Level (DAL) standards and software module portability, and Sensors Open Systems Architecture (SOSA).
All LE Industry Day attendees must pre-register for the event by responding to the “eInvitations” link and submission of the Visitor Access Request (VAR). Registration must be completed no later than 11 JAN 2024 and no substitutions to registered participants will be accepted after the registration deadline.
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