US Navy issues RFI for shipboard use of C-UAS systems

The US Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), on behalf of the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems 11.0 (PEO IWS 11.0) has issued a request for information looking for respondents to submit capability information on innovative, mature solutions for shipboard use to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

“Interested respondents should discuss projected performance against Group 3-5 UASs (e.g. probability of kill), key system performance parameters (range, engagement timelines, capacity, etc), Size, Weight, Power, & Cooling (SWaPC) requirements, operator / training requirements, concept of integration and integration requirements for surface ships (full kill chain), discussion of current production rates, a discussion of the adaptability of the proposed solution to changes in UAS systems (growth), and unit cost projections,” according to the tender posted on

PEO IWS 11.0 is looking for respondents to submit feasibility and capability information on innovative, mature solutions to counter Group 3-5 UAS from surface ships.  System requirements include:

Mature systems that are in production and can be deployed in 1-6 months (preferred), or 6-12 months at the latest.

Demonstrated performance against Groups 3 to 5 UAS, with demonstrated capability against other classes of UAS’s being of interest.

Minimal integration requirements with Naval combat systems; with independent, self-contained capability highly desirable.

Deadline for responses is 2 February 2024

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(Image: Boatman’s Mate 2nd Class Ahmed Elharoun looks through high-powered binoculars at a passing oil tanker aboard the Arleigh Burk-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) while the ship operates in support of Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG) in the Red Sea, Dec 24, 2023. US Navy) 

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