DHS seeks info on counter UAS tech
On November 19, the Department of Homeland Security posted a Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (CUAS) Market Survey. Responses are due by December 3, according to FedBizOpps.
Given the significant rise in sales and capabilities, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have quickly become a security concern due to the ease with which they can aid in intelligence gathering and/or be used as a malicious delivery platform. Federal agencies responsible for protecting facilities, personnel, and critical assets have begun realizing the immediate need for counter systems to these UAS. DHS S&T is interested in researching, testing, and evaluating mitigation capabilities for CUAS technologies. This RFI seeks to identify candidate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) CUAS technologies and systems for evaluation in calendar year 2019, to aid in acquisition and deployment decisions.
The Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate acting through Sandia National Laboratories is soliciting information from potential manufacturers on their CUAS technologies. This RFI seeks to identify candidate COTS CUAS technologies and systems for evaluation in calendar year 2019 to aid in acquisition and deployment decisions. The RFI consists of a questionnaire designed to help DHS collect technical product information on CUAS systems that will allow sorting and filtering for a number of potential applications.
Goal and Background Information
Congress recently passed legislation granting DHS and component agencies limited authority to mitigate UAS threats at ‘covered’ facilities. The S&T Directorate of DHS is requesting information on commercial CUAS technologies to inform an understanding of the current technical capabilities, features, and costs of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies This information will be used by DHS S&T and its subcomponents to identify candidate technologies for a range of applications. For this reason, information on all CUAS technologies and systems is being accepted only through a standardized questionnaire.
Full information is available here.