Canada defence agency seeks laser-powered drone countermeasure system

The Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) agency is requesting industry feedback regarding the procurement of a solid-state laser based optical system, defined as a Laser Countermeasure System (LCS), designed to detect, track and engage small unmanned aerial vehicles by the means of a laser beam. A Request for Information has been issued, with the objectives being;

  • To help support a potential Request For Proposal (RFP);
  • To have a better understanding of the laser countermeasure systems market;
  • To seek a cost estimate for the project;
  • Provide a continuous single point of official communication with industry that will remain open until a formal RFP is released.

Reference Number: PW-QCL-042-17329

Solicitation Number: W7701-186805/A

Response deadline: 31 March, 2018

Issuing authority: Public Works and Government Services

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