US DoD seeks industry participation in new air defence concept trials at Eglin AFB in June

The US Department of Defense has published a Special Notice for the Weapons Conference (WEPCON) hosted by Eglin AFB, FL on 2-3 June 2020.  This also serves as a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and is related to programs currently managed at Eglin Air Force Base by the Armament Directorate (AFLCMC/EB), and the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Det-1.

According to the UD governments beta.sam site:

“Mission areas for gap mitigation include base defense, Long Range Strike, Close Control Strike, Intra-Theater Strike, and Offensive & Defensive Counter-Air (to include Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD)/ Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (DEAD)). Desired weapon capabilities include but are not limited to defeat of fighters, bombers, support aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, integrated air defense systems (IADS), ballistic missiles, fixed and moving targets, hard & deeply buried targets (HDBTs), area targets, maritime systems, and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Weapon technologies and concepts that provide U.S. forces the ability to retain air superiority and global precision attack capabilities are highly desired. Technologies and methodologies to improve the cost, schedule and performance of development and manufacturing for any concept and existing legacy system are requested.

“Technologies and/or processes that enable the development, testing, and fielding of capability in these focus areas should be considered. These may include but are not limited to: guidance, navigation, and control, sensors (e.g. seekers, inertial measurement units, datalinks, etc.), software/algorithms, new materials, flight terminations systems, and telemetry/instrumentation systems.

Proposals shall be submitted no later than 29 April 2020, 4:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST). It is the Government’s intent to award firm fixed price contracts. 

For more information

https://beta.sam.gov/opp/d67f3f7ec24e42ba9dd30038d6586ce7/view?index=opp&sort=-modifiedDate&page=1&keywords=counter%20UAS&opp_response_date_filter_model=%7B%22dateRange%22:%7B%22startDate%22:%22%22,%22endDate%22:%22%22%7D%7D&date_filter_index=0&inactive_filter_values=false

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