US Homeland Security issues Request for Information for UAS detection, tracking and mitigation solutions

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a request for information (RFI) to announce the Air Domain Awareness and Protection in the National Airspace (NAS) 2019-2020 Equipment Demonstration. This demonstration will support the research and development (R&D) efforts of the DHS S&T Border, Immigration and Maritime Division (BIM) along with other federal partners. The purpose of the demonstration is to safely explore systems, procedures and processes of manned systems and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) detection, tracking, identifying and mitigation (UAS only) systems in varying live operational environments. The focus of the Government’s objectives for this effort include evaluating products, systems, and services that detect, identify and track both manned and unmanned systems (MUMS) and pilot in command (PIC) (or ground controller) of UAS.

The RFI proposes a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Government to allow unrestricted and independent Government use of the Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) equipment for up to six months and up to three locations in the US, during demonstration and evaluation events, at no cost to the Government per the terms of a CRADA.

The Government is only requesting submission of the response template, titled “C-UAS Systems Effects in the NAS 2019/2020 Equipment Demonstration- RFI Response Template.” Capabilities statements, marketing materials, etc. are not being requested and will not be reviewed if submitted.

Notice ID: 70RSAT20RFI000001

DHS Office of Procurement Operations, SCI TECH ACQ DIV

Original published date: 28 October 2019

Original response date: 12 December 2019

Point of contact:  Richard J. Simons

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