Later this year the US Marine Corps plans to issue a tender to industry to supply counter-UAS capabilities as part of its Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) programme. In early June the Corps a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) to industry to comment on the draft tender proposals.
According to the www.sam.gov website:
“Program Manager, Ground Based Air Defense (PM GBAD), is responsible for the development of the Future Weapons Systems (FWS) Increment 1 (Inc 1) MADIS. The FWS Inc 1 MADIS is comprised of two vehicles, one AN/MSY-2(v)1, Mk1 vehicle, and one AN/MSY-2(v)2, Mk2 vehicle. This system will provide a new and improved capability to mitigate the risk of attacks from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Fixed Wing (FW)/Rotary Wing (RW) aircraft while maintaining pace with maneuver forces.
“Specifically, FWS Inc 1 MADIS provides Marine Air-Ground Task Force commanders short range ability to detect, track, identify, and defeat aerial threats. FWS Inc 1 MADIS focuses on the integration of command and control (C2) software with emerging and existing components integrated onto the Marine Corps JLTV HGC variant The AN/MSY-2(v)1 and AN/MSY-2(v)2 are complimentary in capability.
“The Mk1 includes a counter aircraft and non-kinetic C-UAS capability, and the Mk2, which includes a detection, kinetic and non-kinetic C-UAS capability. The CES is an advanced, highly autonomous effector that can negate Group 1-3 UAS threats at significant ranges from the launch location.
“PM GBAD plans to award multiple hybrid firm-fixed price/cost plus fixed fee, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with one base year and four 1-year ordering periods for a total of five 1-year ordering periods…The Government intends to release RFP M67854-23-R-0056 in August 2023 via the Solicitation Module in PIEE and https://www.sam.gov. All documents of the solicitation package will be included in both postings. No paper copies will be issued.
“Questions and requests for clarifications on this draft RFP may be submitted to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, with a courtesy copy to email@example.com, no later than Thursday, 22 June 2023 at 11:59 pm, local time, Quantico, Virginia.”
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