NAVSEA posts Confronting Irregular and Expeditionary Warfare Capability Challenges BAA
On June 6, the Naval Sea Systems Command posted a broad agency announcement for research on Confronting Irregular and Expeditionary Warfare Capability Challenges (Solicitation Number: N00024-17-R-6271). White papers are due by August 1.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, SEA 06, Naval Special Warfare PMS 340 hereby solicits White Papers through the use of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (see FAR 35.016) for identification of technologies that enhance and/or accelerate military capabilities which directly address irregular, expeditionary, and Naval Special Warfare (NSW) capability challenges by meeting operational needs. Technologies of interest will be able to clearly identify and define how they satisfy and/or support rapid insertion into a Department of Navy (DoN) Program of Record (PoR) or other acquisition program. Technologies with near term (< 1 year) implications are desired. The projected annual cost must be less than $750K per project and involve efforts prior to Milestone B, which will include a technical demonstration in order to expedite technology transition from the laboratory to operational use. Efforts should seek to achieve Technology Readiness Levels of 7 or higher upon completion. Industry, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, Small Businesses, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Owned Small Businesses, HUBZone Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Woman-Owned Small Businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities are encouraged to participate. Foreign entities are not authorized to participate in this BAA.
The Navy’s primary objective for this BAA is to develop operational capabilities that enable available technologies to confront current and future expeditionary challenges, including irregular warfare, and to fill capability gaps for NSW and mission support organizations such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). This BAA will solicit, identify, and select proposals that can enhance and/or accelerate those technologies that enable NSW forces to conduct cross-domain special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, direct action, irregular warfare, foreign internal defense, and other urgent/emergent needs per the discretion of OPNAV N95. To fulfill this objective, N95 is seeking participants for this program capable of performing advanced R&D and demonstrating capabilities of the following warfare areas of emphasis.
Specific areas of emphasis:
Naval Special Warfare
Navy Expeditionary Combat
Full information is available here.