Industry RFI announced for Canadian armed forces integrated vehicle mounted counter-UAS system

The Canadian Army has issued a request for information “to understand the choice of equipment, support capacity, and feedback on the best and readily available CUAS equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

According to the RFI text:

“On behalf of Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to engage Industry in a consultative process and seek Industry’s input via responses to the questions identified herein….The mounted CUAS UOR intends to deliver an Integrated Vehicle Mounted System including a C2 system, Radar, Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera, RF jammer and GNSS jammer.

“The CAF has an urgent operational requirement (UOR) for an integrated and mobile Counter Uncrewed Aircraft System (CUAS) system to defeat Class 1 Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) threats and to ensure freedom of action for operations in the land domain for forces deployed on operations. The CUAS capability will be deployed primarily to Canadian Army (CA) elements. These elements, based on a battalion of mechanized infantry, will tactically deploy CUAS systems throughout their Area if Operation (AO) to mitigate Class 1 UAS. A CUAS will defend these elements first by detecting, identifying, and tracking the UAS through a mixture of sensors (e.g. Electronic Warfare (EW), radars, and optics).

“Once their target is identified, the CUAS capability will degrade or defeat the enemy UAS with a soft-kill (EW) capability.”

The current planned closing date of this RFI is 14 April 2023.

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