USSOCOM posts open mission system architecture presolicitation notice
On December 7, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) posted a presolicitation notice for the Open Mission System Architecture and Command and Control Systems acquisition. The contract is expected to be awarded in February 2022.
USSOCOM Special Operations Forces (SOF), Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Directorate of Procurement, intends to solicit for, and award a single Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the procurement and sustainment of an open mission system architecture and command and control system (OMSA/C2) for the MQ-1C/ER unmanned aircraft. The Government intends to solicit utilizing full and open competition.
The anticipated contract will provide for the procurement and sustainment of an OMSA/C2 solution with advanced on-aircraft compute, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and dissemination capabilities. The system will be required to provide operators the ability to command and control, collect, analyze, and share information from multiple SOF aviation and ground platforms in an expeditionary form-factor via man-portable Tactical Common Datalinks.
To be eligible for award, an Offeror’s solution must present a flexible, stand-alone, aircraft agnostic, open mission system architecture and command and control system capable of being ported to any air or ground vehicle currently integrated, tested, qualified, and produced with an approved Air Worthiness certification for the MQ-1C/ER unmanned aircraft systems. The system should have demonstrated capabilities for aided target detection and recognition, an open-standards-based middleware infrastructure, services to support host-platform data feeds from the MQ-1C/ER mission computer and avionics data buses, and support for Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing onboard an MQ-1C/ER.
Contract award is anticipated for late February 2022. An Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is contemplated with a five-year ordering period. Options will be utilized at the task/delivery order level.
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