NSWC’s Crane Division in Indiana needs vendor support for ISR systems

Crane DivisionThe Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division, in Crane, IN, plans to award multiple contracts — totaling as much as $49 million over a five-year period — to contractors that can design, engineer, fabricate and test the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) components at the division that have reached Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 maturity.

The Crane Division issued a presolicitation notice on Feb. 24, expects to issue its formal solicitation on or about April 28 and plans to close that solicitation on or about June 30, says the notice.

“It is anticipated that multiple 5-year BOAs [basic ordering agreements] with CLINs for multiple contract types (Firm-Fixed-Price, Level-Of-Effort, Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee) will be awarded,” the notice explains.

The accompanying statement of work outlines six technology areas in which the chosen contractors will be active:

  • Tagging, tracking and locating (TLL) systems;
  • Processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) systems;
  • Special communications enterprise solutions;
  • Mobile signals intelligence (SIGINT) solutions;
  • Sensitive site exploitation technologies;
  • Persistent surveillance systems.

The notice points out that NSWC Crane’s surveillance and reconnaissance division (SRDS) provides full spectrum life cycle support for a wide range of ISR systems.

“SRDS subject matter experts identify emerging Warfighter sensor and collection requirements utilizing a technology surveillance process that identifies opportunities for transition, innovative application, and commercial application in-souring,” explains the Navy document.

Further information is available from Diane Bright at 812-854-2938 or diane.bright@navy.mil.