MARCORSYSCOM posts Intelligence Broadcast Radio RFI
On May 14, the United States Marine Corps posted a request for information for its Intelligence Broadcast Radio needs (Solicitation Number: M67854-18-I-2048). Responses are due by 1:00 p.m. Eastern on June 6.
Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) is seeking information on technology to meet future Marine Corps transceiver requirements for the Intelligence Broadcast Radio (IBR)-Marine Corps (MC) Program. The Marine Corps seeks a discussion on the feasibility of meeting Marine Corps operational Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) transceiver requirements, and discussion of the technical efforts and time required to mature the technology readiness of a transceiver to a level sufficient for fielding and sustainment. This Request for Information (RFI) seeks information in specific areas to address Marine Corps requirements of size, weight and power and the flexibility to operate with multiple MC host systems. Potential offerors are encouraged to respond in reference to one or more of the items below with information regarding available technology for use in the IBR-MC System.
The IBR Program strategy is evolutionary, structured to deliver capabilities incrementally, in recognizing the need for future capability improvements. The strategy is threefold: 1) phased definition of capability needs and system requirements; 2) maturation of technologies leading to disciplined development; and 3) production of systems providing increased capability over time. The Intelligence Broadcast Receiver is a baseline funded program that expects to participate in the Army Joint Tactical Terminal (JTT) Family of Systems acquisition, which is scheduled to begin with a release of an RFP in FY18 for the Army’s Next Generation JTT.
Full information is available here.