US Air Force issues RFI for fixed and mobile C-sUAS technologies

The United States’ Moody Air Force Base (AFB) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) from industry for fixed and mobile counter- small uncrewed aerial system (C-sUAS) technologies.

Moody AFB is seeking a system that can detect, identify, track, and counter sUAS in stationary, vehicle, and man-portable configurations. 

The RFI states that the system should be “flexible enough to be powered by US, overseas, vehicle, and man-pack style power sources” and that the device must be capable of detecting threats to the controller, video, telemetry, and Wi-Fi Communications links. “As a minimum, the device/system must be capable of at least 1.5 km horizontal detection, and take no more than 20 minutes to set up, be able to defeat, as a minimum 8 sUAS vehicles simultaneously,” the RFI continues.   

In addition, the system should provide a visual and audio queuing or alerting for sUAS detection. Other requirements include the “selectability” to either automatically defeat the threat based on a set of parameters, or defeat the threat with operator intervention. It must meet MIL-STD-461/810 standards for environmental extremes and for electromagnetic compatibility.  A visual display of the radius of the threat must accompany the system to include location, altitude, protocol, frequency, and be capable of extending to a larger monitor or screen for display purposes.  

Moody AFB requires a device that is interoperable with other C-sUAS systems in use.

The RFI lists a response date of May 17, 2024.

Image: Two HH-60W Jolly Green II sit on the runway at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 25, 2023. Moody AFB is home to a fleet of HH-60W’s, A-10C Thunderbolt II’s and HC-130 Combat King II’s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leonid Soubbotine)

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