I2WD posts RFI for multi domain EW capabilities
On May 23, the United States (U.S.) Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) posted a request for information Multi Domain Electronic Warfare Capabilities (Solicitation Number: W56KGU-18-R-T011). Responses are due by June 22 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.
I2WD is seeking information from academia and industry, regarding research and development efforts for Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions that will support TRADOC’s Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) concept.
(Reference: http://www.tradoc.army.mil/multidomainbattle/docs/MDB_Evolutionfor21st.pdf) Knowledge of these efforts are of significant interest for identifying future EW capabilities, and will help provide information on technology options that address threat-based capability gaps to meet EW requirements for the 2025-2030 timeframe in support of the multi-service Future Vertical Lift (FVL) and Future Tactical Unmanned Arial Systems (FTUAS) Family of Systems (FoS).
Due Date: 30 days after release of this RFI. Pending a review of the responses, the quality of submission and the level of specification of the information provided, the Government intends to down-select responses and may conduct follow up discussions (if needed) with Respondents. Please note however, the Government is under no obligation to conduct these follow-up Q&A sessions.
Description: U.S. forces are likely to confront peer and near-peer states. Militaries of these states will employ numerous multi-sensor Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance assets and units enabled by highly integrated communications networks. This capability, along with rapid adoption of precision-guided munitions will restrict US Joint Force’s Freedom of maneuver and action. The result is that U.S. Joint forces will no longer be assured continuous superiority in any domain. The intent of this RFI is to solicit information from industry that can help address how Electronic Warfare can be used across Army aviation to aid in creating seams in enemy defenses where none exist, and keep these physical and virtual holes open for tactically and operationally significant periods of time. This will help define and scope the EW strategy for current and future manned rotary wing and unmanned air platforms in a MDB environment.
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