The US Department for the Army has issued a request for information (RFI) as part of its work conducting market research for the rapid development, deployment, and continued support of the US Army Mobile Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integrated Defeat System (M-LIDS).
“The system consists of Coyote Missiles with launchers, a 30 mm canon, a .50 caliber gun, an Electronic Warfare (EW) system, an electro-optical/infrared camera and a Ku-band Radio Frequency System (KuRFS) radar under the control of a Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system mounted on M-ATV vehicles or Stryker vehicles that provides capability to identify and engage Group 1 and Group 2 UAS,” says the RFI.
“The US Army has a need to develop, produce, and maintain countermeasures against enemy-armed and intelligence gathering UAS’s operating at various speeds and altitudes which are targeting both US and their allies’ interests at home and abroad.
… The interested source shall have sufficient engineering expertise to support the integration of the overall system as well as provide development activities for the Counter-UAS (C-UAS) and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) electronic warfare systems (without a TDP) in accordance with United States Government (USG) requirements. The development activities will include both hardware and software capabilities. The interested source shall possess or have access to a facility capable of testing capability at the system and component level. The interested source shall have the capability of identifying obsolescence in the components and provide the USG with proposed replacements or redesigns. The interested source shall provide the USG with solutions to allow the M-LIDS system to be exportable.
“The interested source shall have the capability to produce, integrate and perform acceptance test of the M-LIDS system IAW USG requirements..
Deadline for responses is February 5, 2024.
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