Office of Naval Research posts RFI for C-ISR&T technologies
On January 7, the Office of Naval Research posted the following request for information for innovative counter-intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting technologies and methods (Solicitation Number: N00014-16-RFI-0003). Responses are requested no later than February 1, 2016 at 4:00pm EST.
In order to develop roadmaps for future C-ISR&T capabilities, the Office of Naval Research request information from government, industry, academia, and small business on current and recent C-ISR&T S&T areas of interest and the development of C-ISR&T related technologies. This information will be used by ONR and US Fleet Forces Command for consideration as potential enabling capabilities to conducting future Naval missions in challenging A2AD environments. The desired areas of interest are listed below:
- Battlespace Awareness
The ability to sense, discriminate, classify, and understand all activity within the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) to enable effective and timely decision making within a Strike Group to manage group’s the attainment of a desired Tactical Situation (TACSIT categories for a force are: 0 – Unknown; 1 – Forces located and targeted; 2 – Force location known; disposition unknown; and 3 – Forces not located. Reference MTP 1(D) Section 5300).
The ability to deny or degrade the functionality of an adversary’s advanced multi-spectral national, operational, and tactical ISR&T systems, including passive and active Electro-optical (EO), Infrared (IR), and Electromagnetic (EM) sensors used for long range and/or tactical sensors to detect, target or identify Naval assets in a maritime A2AD environment.
- Battlespace Shaping
The ability to control the blue force strategic and tactical battlespace objectives and picture presented to the adversary through countermeasures and tactics against passive and active Electro-optical (EO), Infrared (IR), and Electromagnetic (EM) sensors used for long-range and/or tactical sensors to detect, target or identify Naval assets in a maritime A2AD environment.
Full information is available here.