Army posts robotics and AI presolicitation notice

On June 21, the U.S. Army posted a presolicitation notice for the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Dismounted Infantry Platoon project.

This Special Notice is for informational purposes only. A prototype project will not be awarded in response to this announcement. The purpose of this announcement is to provide members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC), and industry in general, advanced notification of the Government’s intent to release a Request for White Paper (RWP) and Request for Prototype Proposal (RPP 19-11) to the NAMC membership.

Army Contracting Command – Warren (ACC-WRN) intends to issue a RWP and RPP for the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Dismounted Infantry Platoon project under the Ground Vehicle Systems Other Transaction Agreement (GVS OTA), W15QKN-17-9-1025. The Government will utilize the GVS OTA for the award(s) of this effort.

The purpose of the Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Dismounted Infantry Platoon project, is to gain insight into robotic technologies that will show an innovative path towards increasing Army capability through Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) – robotic ground, air, water, and virtual systems that increase the Infantry Platoon’s lethality, mobility, protection, situational awareness, endurance, persistence, and depth.

 The Government will procure this effort in two phases.

Phase I – Request for White Papers: The Government anticipates the release of the RWP on or around July 8, 2019. The Government will assess the white papers and select the most highly qualified solutions to advance to Phase II. The Government intends to hold a “Virtual Industry Day” approximately one (1) week after release of the RWP to provide further insight into the Governments requirement.

Phase II – Request for Prototype Proposals: The Government anticipates the Request for Prototype Proposals (RPP 19-11) to be released on or around October 1, 2019, to those NAMC members that were selected during the white paper phase.

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps