NAVAIR seeks small unmanned aircraft system for ISR
On January 11, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command posted a request for information on air-launched small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) (Solicitation Number: N00019-17-NORFP-PMA-263-0097). White papers are due within 14 days of the FedBizOpps posting (January 11).
PEO (U/W), PMA-263 is seeking industry input to identify potential solutions for an Air Launched Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) for use by the United States Marine Corps, capable of providing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) during day and night operations and in all environmental conditions.
The system should be rugged, lightweight and ready to use as delivered with minimal logistic, training and support requirements. The system should provide real-time full motion video and still imagery via electro-optical and/or infrared sensors. The air vehicles should be capable of launch from a manned aircraft such as a V-22 or C-130. The air vehicles need not be capable of recovery to the launching platform, but should be capable of terminating flight in a designated location. The air vehicle should be controllable from a launching platform such as a common launch tube as well as from a man-portable control station from the ground. The control station should consist of the necessary equipment to monitor the sensor(s), air vehicle position and status, control its movement and view its video and/or still imagery.
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