Army posts TSOA DiDEX 23 C-sUAS assessment RFI
On March 16, the U.S. Army Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA) Defense-in-Depth Experiment (DiDEX) 23 issued a request for information (RFI) for Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) Assessment. Responses are due by April 14.
The Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA) Defense-in-Depth Experiment (DiDEX) 23 is sponsored by the Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) Office (JCO) and executed by the Army Futures Command (AFC) Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center’s Unique Mission Cell (UMC). This is a Request for Information (RFI). This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this RFI is to gain information leading to Government/industry collaboration at Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA) DiDEX 23 to accelerate the development of technologies that will enable the Warfighter to be more effective, efficient, and lethal when countering sUAS (i.e., Groups 1, 2 and 3) and UxS threats.
The JCO and UMC invite industry, academia, individuals, and laboratories to submit technology white papers addressing innovative technologies and capabilities that can be used in challenging, dense urban environments.
The TSOA DiDEX 23 event is executed to identify opportunities for improvement in operational security, force protection, and survivability. The TSOA team identifies potential vulnerabilities in emerging technologies including performance degradation in contested environments, interoperability, adaptability, and training/ease of use through live experiment venues. The TSOA DiDEX 23 will focus on challenges presented by (1) detecting, identifying, tracking, and defeating sUxS in a dense urban environment and (2) integrating C-sUxS systems into a single common operating picture (COP).
After reviewing the technology submissions, the Government may invite select candidates to participate in a TSOA field experiment/assessment venue in which it evaluates the capability, its technical limitations, and vulnerabilities through an enemy perspective.
These assessments will provide the submitter an opportunity to interact with the Warfighter, the DoD Science and Technology community, academia, Combatant Commands (COCOMs), Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), and/or other Federal agencies for the purpose of assessing the potential impact of emerging technology solutions on missions and capabilities.
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