Army posts Tactical SIGINT Payload RFI
On August 28, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for a Tactical SIGINT Payload (Solicitation Number: W56KGY18R0013TSP). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on September 15.
The purpose of the Market Survey is to update potential sources for the support of the Tactical SIGINT Payload (TSP) for the MQ-1C, Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) including the following requirements: Engineering and logistics support services to support an INSCOM forward operational assessment (FOA) and to sustain TSP systems. Which include technical support services to support TSP Integration and Testing on the Extended Range Gray Eagle (ER-GE) aircraft, and support Gov’t Follow-On Operational Test & Evaluation events (FOT&E). As well as produce and deliver the ordered range quantities of TSP 3U configuration pods. Engineering services will also be required for the development and implementation of additional capabilities (i.e., exploit new signals of interest, etc.) for the TSP system to enable it to remain relevant against emerging threats.
Interested vendors are required to provide a technical and management approach to meet the requirements and be able to demonstrate the ability to provide support immediately for the ongoing requirements for immediate and future fielded systems. The source shall furnish all necessary labor, materials, supplies, equipment, and services to perform depot level sustainment and forward repair support.
The TSP system improves the situational awareness of the supported Commander. The system provides the supported unit with a comprehensive picture of electronic emitter within the operating environment and the ability to detect, identify, locate and copy emitters, including High Value Targets (HVTs). The TSP consists of a SIGINT system in an airborne pod controlled via an Operational-Intelligence Ground Workstation (OGS) or via a surrogate Ground Workstation (GWS). The pod will be mounted on the inner pylon mount of the right wing of the Gray Eagle, and the OGS/GWS will be located in a secured location separated from the Gray Eagle Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS). The airborne pod perform electronic emitter detection, identification, direction finding, and copy; tunneling data encrypted via Gray Eagle through UGCS to the OGS/GWS. The OGS/GWS provides warfighter machine interface (WMI) for payload command and control, performs emitter mapping and geolocation, displays data to the operator and interfaces to external networks for external consumption.
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