US Naval Sea Systems Command publishes tender for DRAKE C-UAS programme

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC), Expeditionary Missions Program Office (PMS 408) is issuing a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Block One (I1B1) and DRAKE.  The deadline is May 19, 2022.

The JCREW I1B1 system, which includes three different form factors (mounted, dismounted, and fixed site), provides long term protection to U.S. forces against Radio Controlled IEDs, and a variant referred to as DRAKE provides a Counter–Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) capability to afloat and ashore forces. JCREW utilizes an open architecture System of Systems design, with common hardware and software. JCREW fulfills the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Naval Beach Group (NBG), United States Air Force (USAF), Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and other agency requirements to replace legacy CREW systems that lack worldwide applicability.

DRAKE expands the Navy’s C-UAS capability to high priority Navy installations and ships under U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Military Sealift Command and Strategic Systems Programs.  Due to the nature of this requirement, the prospective Offeror will need to demonstrate the required level of technical expertise.

Information regarding this requirement was previously posted on sam.gov under presolicitation “JCREW and DRAKE RFP” numbered N00024-22-R-6427.  Please refer to solicitation “Request for Proposal: JCREW and DRAKE Program” with the solicitation number N00024-22-R-6427 on sam.gov for the most current documents and information.

The JCREW FRP solicitation documents and communications with industry will contain controlled and classified information. Offerors are required to have Defense Security Service (DSS) issued SECRET facility clearance, SECRET personnel clearances and SECRET safeguarding capability to gain access to this controlled information.

For more information

https://sam.gov/opp/792a4f52de4d4e0daf15baaac12132da/view

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