USSOCOM seeks high res 3D geospatial data for ISR
On March 20, the U.S. Special Operations Command posted a sources sought notice about Foreign Comparative Test (FCT) High Resolution 3D Geospatial Data (Solicitation Number: H92222-17-HR3D). Responses are due on or before April 17.
The Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (PEO SRSE), Program Manager for Mission Support Systems (PM MSS) is looking for companies with the capabilities to provide Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Non-Developmental Item (NDI), or near NDI systems to enable the rapid Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) of High Resolution 3D (HR3D) geospatial data for mission planning and rehearsal, navigation, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has applied for approval of a follow on Foreign Comparative Test (FCT) project (https://cto.acqcenter.com) to evaluate candidate systems. As part of the application process, the Government must do the appropriate market research to ensure that relevant products are considered prior to starting a project. The government may decide to acquire for testing purposes one or more vendor products that appear to meet or exceed the stated criteria. If approval is granted, a synopsis will be posted publicizing the Government’s intent to initiate this FCT project on a full and open competitive basis with the intent to also procure and field up to 25 million square kilometers of HR3D data to meet military operational needs dependent on the results of testing.
If the responses to that synopsis reveal that one or more companies responding to the synopsis appear to meet or exceed the requirements, a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to those companies and include requirements for testing. Further, based on the results of testing and provided the technology proves suitable, the solicitation will also include the selection criteria for award and the conditions for proceeding into production.
Full information is available here.