US Army releases HADES RFI
On April 13, the U.S. Army issued a request for information (RFI) for the Multi-Domain Sensing System (MDSS) High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on May 7.
Project Manager Sensors-Aerial Intelligence (PM SAI) is seeking information from industry on existing technologies and Non-Developmental Items (NDIs) that could satisfy the Multi-Domain Sensing System (MDSS) High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) requirements.
The Multi-Domain Sensing System (MDSS) is intended to address the Army’s deep sensing requirement by providing platform agnostic sensors that support Multi-Domain Operations (MDO), including Large Scale Ground Combat Operations, and fill sensing gaps for Indicators and Warnings, Long-Range Precision Fire targeting and Situational Understanding. MDSS requirements focus on six capability areas: Platforms; Sensors; Integrated Intelligence, Fires, Electronic Warfare, Cyber and Mission Command; Processing, Exploitations, and Dissemination (PED); Data Transport; and Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Resiliency.
The High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) is part of the overarching Army MDSS system of systems and will provide multiple sensing capabilities by developing and integrating sensor capabilities on different platforms that as a system will comprise a survivable sensing suite in MDO. These will allow stand-off operations to detect, locate, identify and track critical targets for the ground commander. Presently, sensor priorities for HADES are focused on Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communications Intelligence (COMINT), and Radio Assisted Detection and Ranging (RADAR). This RFI is specifically looking for information on ELINT, COMINT, and RADAR sensor technologies.
Full information is available here.