US DoD will equip Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles with C-UAS capability

The US Department of Defense has asked US industry for proposals to mount its Mobile, Low, Slow, Unmanned Aircraft Integrated Defense System (M-LIDS) onto a single combat vehicle.  The DoD wants to equip vehicles with a M-LIDS Counter UAS (C-UAS) capability to provides soldiers with an ability to detect, identify, track and defeat Group 1, 2 and 3 UAS with kinetic and non-kinetic defeat technologies.

“M-LIDS is a two-vehicle solution utilizing Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) and hosts numerous Government and industry-provided technologies. M-LIDS Inc. 2 includes a remotely operated turret with multiple kinetic effectors for vehicle protection and C-UAS kinetic defeat, a high-quality Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) sensor to identify and track threat UAS, Electronic Warfare (EW) for Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) and C-UAS protection, a masted on-board radar for long-range detection and tracking, data transfer radios, operator workstations and a Mission Data Recorder (MDR). The two-vehicle capability is fully integrated with the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) network.”

“The Government intends to transition M-LIDS while retaining mission effectiveness and enhancing system ease of use and reliability. Therefore, Offerors must be able to perform all tasks expected of a Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) and provide a fully integrated C-UAS Mission Equipment Package (MEP) onto a single-vehicle. In addition, an LSI should have demonstrated successful results of collaborating with Government Program Offices and industry partners to integrate MEP technologies. Offerors shall have recent and relevant integration experience. Recent is defined as within the past five years.  Relevant is defined as delivering fully integrated C-UAS technologies on an Army platform, including, but not limited to, the Stryker Infantry Carrier Double V Hull (ICVV), M-ATV or similar prime mover vehicle. The Government is not requesting responses for individual technologies.”

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