Army seeks sources for G-BOSS(E) radar sensors
On April 20, the U.S. Army posted an RFI for Radar Sensors for Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System (Expeditionary) (G-BOSS(E)) (Solicitation Number: W909MY-16-R-H017). All interested companies or organizations are encouraged to respond to the RFI by providing information by 2:00 PM EST on May 11.
The Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground – Belvoir (ACC-APG-Belvoir) is conducting market research on behalf of Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) / Program Manager Electro-Optic Infrared Payloads- Force Protection (PdM EOIR Payloads- Force Protection) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. NVESD PdM EOIR is looking for companies with the capabilities to provide Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Non-Developmental Items (NDI), or near NDI for ground-based radar surveillance systems for detection and tracking of targets of interest such as walking humans, small vehicles, and large vehicles.
The Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System (Expeditionary) (G-BOSS(E)) is a program of record in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) as part of the development and acquisition portfolio of the PdM EOIR Payloads- Force Protection, which is a subordinate office of the Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors within the Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S).
The G-BOSS(E) is an expeditionary, ground-based, self-contained, multi-spectral sensor-oriented, persistent surveillance system used to observe, collect, detect, classify, identify, track, record, and report on contacts, objects of interest, and assessed threats twenty-four hours a day using a display of fused video and sensor data. The G-BOSS(E) is used for mid to long range persistent surveillance. This system will be of a size and weight that allows mobility, transportability, scalability, and modularity consistent with deployment and employment using common U.S. air, land and sea transport assets. The G-BOSS(E) will be capable of independent employment or as part of a network base security and defense system.
Full information is available here.