Army seeks information on persistent threat detection system (PTDS) engineering services, operations, and logistic support

Army seal 112On July 20, the Army Contracting Command posted the following RFI for Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) engineering services, operations, and logistic support (Solicitation Number: W56KGY15RPTDS). Interested parties should submit responses electronically no later than 31 July 2015, 1600 EDT.

Product Director (PD) Aerostats, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is seeking sources to provide engineering services, operations, and logistic support for the Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS). PD Aerostats is determining the availability and technical capability of potential offerors to support PTDS engineering/technical, logistics, and operations support in order to refine the program’s acquisition strategy.

The purpose of this RFI is to identify potential sources capable of providing materials and support services to include program management, engineering services, sub system, component, repair parts, and spares procurement, above user-level maintenance, training, trainer/test system, test and evaluation, logistics support, and reset, storage, and transportation for up to 66 PTDS systems in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS). PTDS is a lighter than air tethered aerostat system with a fully integrated persistent surveillance and dissemination capability that enables response forces the ability to Find, Fix, Track, Target, and Engage threats acting against US and Coalition forces. The PTDS provides 24 hour /7 day a week continuous operation including robust characterization of the battlefield through day/night, 360-degree detection, surveillance, monitoring, and target-location capability. PTDS is capable of providing Full Motion Video (FMV), Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), and cross-cueing sensors.

PTDS are fielded with: two (2) MX-series cameras, one (1) unattended transient acoustic measurement and signature intelligence system (UTAMS), and one (1) high antenna for radio communications (HARC) system. PTDS may also be fielded with additional authorized list (AAL) payloads that provide capability sets above and beyond the baseline. AAL payloads are deployed as mission requirements dictate. These AAL items include: two (2) dismounted and ground moving target indicator radar systems, wide area surveillance and wide area motion indicator sensors, full motion video and coded laser designator sensors, which provide laser designating capability and a tactical data communications link, which provides video broadcast capability. PTDS is designed for payload modularity to support integration of required components to meet Warfighter needs and may also be fielded with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and/or chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear sensor equipment. The Government possesses a partial technical data package for the PTDS.

Full information and submission instructions are available here.

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