Army posts ENGINES program sources sought
On October 24, the U.S. Army posted a sources sought notice for EWA/GS Next Generation Innovative and Novel Engineering Support (ENGINES). Submissions are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 9.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, on behalf of the Communications Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) Electronic Warfare Air/Ground Survivability (EWA/GS) Division, is conducting a Market Survey to identify potential qualified sources for a for a $60M dollar ceiling increase and a one year extension to the existing four year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) EWAGS Next Generation Innovative Novel Engineering Support (ENGINES) Contract W56KGU-17-D-0006 with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC), Rolling Meadows, IL to provide continued AN/APR-39D(V)2 Radar Signal Detecting Set (RSDS) and Modernized Radar Warning Receiver (MRWR) Technical Support Services and System Hardware development. It is the USG intent to issue a Sole Source modification to existing Contract W56KGU-17-D-0006 with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC).
ENGINES contract supports the family of AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Sets (RSDSs) and provide the means to attain solutions for developing advanced prototype Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) hardware and techniques, modifying and retrofitting existing fielded production systems and installing/testing the APR-39 onto rotary and fixed wing aircraft belonging to the Army, Navy and Marine Corp.
Background and Description:
Currently the AN/APR-39D(V)2 baseline system configuration is undergoing an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) to meet additional system level requirements in response to United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) Concepts and Requirements Directorate (CRD) for the Modernized Radar Warning Receiver Capabilities (MRWR) Production Document (CPD) which was approved on 30 Nov 2017. The US Army unique configuration change requirements imposed by the MRWR CPD include, but are not limited to, Wider System Instantaneous Bandwidth, Millimeter Wave (MMW) Frequency Discrimination & Improved Sensitivity, Higher System Pulse Density Agility, Versa Module Europa (VME) Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Extended (VPX) Backplane Architecture and DO-178 Software Certification. No Government Furnished Information (GFI) relating to the MRWR technical data package (TDP) to include software source code, firmware and Level III drawings is available at this time. MRWR program is currently in the Preliminary Design Review phase.
Interested sources shall clearly demonstrate how they would propose supporting the AN/APR-39 Family of RSDS in a manner which does not degrade the performance of the mechanical/electrical/software interfaces of future AN/APR-39D(V)2 configurations and the legacy AN/APR-39A/B/C RSDSs fielded systems. These system interfaces include, but are not limited to, the following: AN/AAR-47/57 Missile Warning Set, AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser, AH-64D & AH-1Z Mission Computers, AN/AVR-2 Laser Detecting Set, AN/APR-44 Continuous Wave Radar Detection Set, AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS), RS-422 & MIL-STD-1553 Databus Communication and Rapid Reprogramming Terminal (RRT) interfaces and current IP-1150A and Meggitt Digital Displays with commensurate voice warning interfaces.
Full information is available here.