Army releases TLS EAB RFI
On March 9, the U.S. Army posted the Terrestrial Layer System Echelons Above Brigade (TLS EAB) request for information (RFI). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on April 9.
The Terrestrial Layer System Echelons Above Brigade (TLS EAB) is planned as an extended-range, terrestrial sensing, collection, and electromagnetic attack system(s) providing integrated Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cyber capabilities for situational awareness, situational understanding, indications & warnings, command post protection operations, and support the delivery of lethal and non-lethal effects in a holistic, synchronized manner for large-scale combat operations.
PM EW&C is planning a collaborative interface with industry by providing key TLS EAB reference documentation (e.g. requirements) to those capable of safeguarding, processing and manufacturing TS/SCI information (required for executing the entirety of the TLS EAB effort), allowing for vendors to provide questions on the documentation provided and then providing all vendors with written responses to all vendor questions. The Government is utilizing this approach as a best means to manage COVID restrictions/concerns for all parties involved.
To qualify for access to TLS EAB classified reference information, industry members capable of safeguarding, processing, and manufacturing at the TS/SCI level MUST complete Annexes A, B and C and submit to email@example.com by 19 MAR 21 for consideration to receive TLS EAB reference documentation.
The questions/responses from this effort will assist the Government in shaping the final TLS EAB capabilities/requirements.
Key events on the TLS EAB timeline include a 3QFY21 Request for White Papers RFP) and a 2QFY22 OTA/Contract Award.
Full information is available here.