In a 7 September ‘sources sought’ announcement, the US Air Force is seeking organisations capable of responding to a requirement for a C-sUAS electronic drone emulator.
No solicitations are currently available – the intent at this juncture is merely to establish potentially competent sources, in order to support a potential competitive procurement. Technical parameters revealed to date include:
- System must be able to receive and detect SUAS RF signals in common communication bands (2.4/5.8 GHz and 400/900 MHz)
- System must be able to validate the successful transmission of a protocol-based RF countermeasure
- System must provide supplemental environmental RF scanning to identify dynamic interference sources
- System must be able to receive support and software updates
- System must be able to be reusued and withstand multiple Electronic Warfare (EW) C-UAS system type tests without alteration to the device.
- System must have an internal rechargeable battery that lasts for a minimum of 3 hours
- System must have built-in display module that reflects user-based input and actions
The ‘sources sought’ inquiry is designated as a total Small Business Set Aside. Responses should be made by email before 09:00 Alaska Daylight Time on 18 September to A1C Felix Prose at email@example.com
(Image: The proliferation of small UAS in individual and organisational hands is prompting significant increases in the search for effective, reliable countermeasures. Credit: US Border Patrol)