Army seeks help with installation of RMI kits
On April 28, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for the Mounted Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronics Warfare (CREW) System (Solicitation Number: W56KGY16RM0120). Parties may begin submitting responses to this RFI immediately, with all white paper submissions due no later than 4:00pm on May 13.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, is conducting this RFI to identify potential sources for the installation of Reliability, Maintainability and Improvement (RMI) kits into Duke V3 chassis, as described below on behalf of Program Executive Officer (PEO) Intelligence & Electronic Warfare & Surveillance (IEW&S), Program Manager (PM) Electronic Warfare & Cyber (EW&C), Product Director (PD) Electronic Attack (EA).
The Duke system provides force protection against RCIED threats for occupants in wheeled and tracked vehicle platforms and within the vicinity of fixed site positions. Requirements have been identified for 412 RMI kits to be installed into Duke V2 chassis and for the purchase of 412 Enhanced Remote Control Units (eRCU). Currently, the procurement of the kit parts, the installation, and all associated testing (PAT testing with troubleshooting and repair until PAT is passed) of 191 RMI kits is being performed by SRCTec Inc. The kits are being purchased under contract W56KGY-15-D-0022 while the installations and testing are being performed under two separate contracts, W15P7T-09-D-M615 and W15P7T-10-D-D415 held by I2WD. The installations shall commence immediately after award of the 412 installs and purchase of eRCUs.
The eRCU is part of the 22 part kit which was erroneously overlooked during preparation and award of the contract to SRCTec Inc. This part should have been included in the parts list for award, as it is an essential piece to completing the RMI kits. The eRCU makes it possible for operators to benefit from vital system features that would otherwise be out of convenient reach during tactical operations.
Following the installation of the parts into the chassis, each unit must immediately go through a Production Acceptance Test (PAT) per the current Production Acceptance Test Plan & Procedure. This includes a Pre-HASS Functional Test with the current Automated Test Equipment (ATE), HASS Environmental Screening, and Post-HASS Functional Testing with the current ATE. It should be noted that the Government does not own the SW data rights for either ATE or HASS automation. The ATE and all facilities, fixtures, and automation for PAT (including the HASS chamber, benchtop test equipment, and Automated Test Equipment) must be developed / procured using contractor funding. GFE is not available for these items. For any Duke system assembled which does not pass the PAT, troubleshooting and repair must be performed, until the unit is able to meet the PAT requirements. Each unit must be shipped with PAT data, both in an electronic database and via paper printouts.
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