US C-sUAS office seeks industry whitepapers on counter-drone swarm capabilities

The Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) Office (JCO) and Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) are seeking whitepapers to identify industry interest in demonstrating fixed / stationary or mobile / mounted Detect, Track, Identify, and/or Defeat (DTID) capabilities against sUAS Swarm systems.

“For this demonstration, a sUAS Swarm system is defined as a group of unmanned aircraft that demonstrates coordinated behavior to achieve a common objective,” says the whitepaper request published on the US government tender portal.  “The purpose of this RFWP is to identify potential materiel solutions that have promising technologies or approaches to DTID sUAS Swarm systems.

“Following Government evaluation of the whitepaper submissions, the Offerors that describe the most promising solution(s) may be asked for a follow on, in-person or virtual oral presentation. Following the oral presentations, selected Offerors will host the Government as they conduct an on-site analysis of the offeror’s ability to satisfy the production demands required to participate in the demonstration. Finally, Offerors may then be asked to participate in JCO’s Counter Swarm Demonstration, tentatively scheduled 03-28 June 2024. Upon completion of the demonstration, the Government may award one or more prototype projects. Prototype system(s) will be operationally field tested to inform capabilities and limitations for potential 10 USC 4022 Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) or may inform follow-on contract decisions.”

“…The overarching Government objective is to prototype near production representative, cost-effective DTID system(s) that are able to integrate with Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAADC2) systems.

“This is a competitive solicitation, seeking innovative solutions that accelerate attainment of critical technologies which include not only commercially available technologies driven by commercial or strategic investment, but also concept demonstrations, and agile development activities that can incrementally improve commercial technologies, existing Government-owned capabilities, or concepts for defense application. Both large and small businesses and academic institutions are encouraged to respond. The information provided may be used by the Department of Defense (DoD) in developing its acquisition strategy, statement of work / performance work statement, and/or statement of objectives. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted, or competition sensitive information contained in their respective responses. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any cost associated with the submission of the WP or information being requested.”

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