2017 Strike Challenge

2017 Strike Challenge

2017 Strike Challenge

No Attendance Restrictions Specified


Event Date: 
August 15, 2017 to August 17, 2017

2017 Strike Challenge – Domestic Capabilities and Specialized Response Equipment Demonstration

For 2017, Strike Challenge affords U.S. industry the opportunity to present current and evolving domestic capability (DOMOPS) and specialized response equipment/systems.  The event encompasses tactile interactive demonstration of equipment specifically designed for emergency response, survivability, security, search and rescue and ‘special’ operations.  Strike Challenge traditionally focuses on compact (man-pack and/or light mobility), efficient and advanced support systems/equipage developed by industry to provide a force multiplier to the light responder/specialized unit or government agency conducting high consequence critical success missions.


Strike Challenge 2017 provides opportunity for participants to assess products from various U.S. suppliers in a series of scenarios and/or tactile interaction focusing on US government response.

Equipage involving response and recovery during Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological (CBRN), manmade and natural disaster events will be on-hand.  Participants will have the capability to participate with demonstration on products that will allow the detection, identification, decontamination and protection while operating in a contaminated environment.  Use of high mobility platforms (ground and water) will provide the participants with various methods to transport personnel into the scene, extraction of first responders and victims in austere environment over through both land and maritime environments.

Command, control and sustainment is essential during the response and recovery phases of disaster events.  Participants will be able to view and assess traditional and non-traditional equipage unique to responders within a common operating picture such as minimized infrastructure.   Aspects include remote power generation/restoration, critical communications, SAR and Security team extended sustainment, human survival condition and other related capabilities to enhance and multiply first response.

The innovative tactical systems to be on hand during Strike Challenge share common utility with Special Operations components.  These shared applications allow for parallel evaluation of the equipage from the unique perspective of the Specialized Operator.

In order to maximize collection of scientific and technical information (STI) on the systems undergoing evaluation and help with transitioning knowledge on the systems into the DoD and other agencies, the DTIC Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) will be supporting the 2017 Strike Challenge Mobility Demo.  Event organizers and DSIAC representatives will be onsite to capture user feedback of demonstrated functionality through After Action Reports (AAR).  This information is the onus behind participating industry elements to evolve, develop and eventually propose new and/or emerging warfighter capabilities. NOTE: There is no implied or expected government acquisition at Strike Challenge.

Minimum Salient Requirements/Characteristics of Strike Challenge Demonstration:

All products to be available under the auspices of Strike Challenge shall fundamentally demonstrate the salient, physical, functional, or other characteristics desired as a future or current capability set forth by experienced end-users.  The resultant after action may eventually be relied upon to generate or meet the future essential needs of the mobilized warfighter and/or government agent.

Period of Performance:

Period of performance for this dynamic demonstration shall be from August 15-17, 2017.  Exhibitors will be required onsite for setup August 14, 2017.  Attendee travel dates will be August 14 and 18, 2017.

During event, all exhibitors are freely encouraged to conduct demonstrations at their assigned MOUT location.  Each exhibitor will be scheduled (program) to conduct a demonstration for the benefit of all attendees at a set-aside location on MOUT main event area.

Special Considerations and Amenities:

1. Safety

  • First responders and ambulance will be available or onsite during 3-day demonstration
  • Limited shuttle transportation will be available for demonstration site-to-site movement
  • Billeting is available on Camp Rilea.

2. Direct Interactive Participant Activity

As a part of Strike Challenge, attendees may choose to operate tactical land vehicles, watercraft, mounted weapons and specialized DOMOPS/SAR equipment. Operations will involve traversing difficult terrain and obstacles; temporarily occupy, enter and egress through abandoned MOUT buildings that may be in a variety of physical conditions; handle sensitive electronic devices; enter, exit, ride and use military support vehicles; navigate a semi-autonomous vehicle and other unique advanced equipment. Instruction will be provided and specialists will be on-hand to monitor/assist all activity.  Attendees that opt to do so must sign mandatory event waiver and freely and voluntarily assume any and all risk of injury that such activities potentially involve.


DSIAC is soliciting personnel with DOMOPS, Expeditionary Forces, First Responder, Special Operations Forces and/or technology RDT&E experience and expertise to assist in the assessment of demonstrated products. If you would like to be considered, when registering please select "Assessor" in the "Participation" drop-down list.  You will then be asked to provide additional information related to your practical experience.

NOTE: The sponsors recognize that assessors are providing support on a "voluntary" basis.  As such, assessor activities will be accomplished during normal event hours.  Although a "Hotwash" opportunity will be provided at the end of each day to review assessment forms, this is not mandatory.  Assessment forms can be turned in to an IAC representative and reviewed at any time during the day.

Rainout Information:

This is an all-weather demonstration. Exercises may be conducted in inclement weather; however, covered/protected areas are limited. Therefore, plan accordingly and bring a poncho or other appropriate clothing.


Continental Breakfast with pastries, fruit, etc. provided by RPAMS with Espresso Bar at the MOUT site. Unlimited, no fee specialty coffee drinks will be available from 8-11 am by Pacific Perks Coffee (Tuesday & Wednesday). Lunch will be provided each day. Two no fee on-post socials on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings will be conducted with ‘special’ guests, appetizers and beer from Rogue Brewery.

Registration Information: 


Please be aware this event requires payment.  Payments will be processed by RP Advanced Mobile Systems.  Participants and exhibitors will be contacted by RP Advanced Mobile Systems to complete payment.



  • FREE with ID Card

Civilians/Retired Military:

  • $399 (all 3 days)
  • $199 1-day pass for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
    (includes Social on Tuesday or Wednesday registration only)
  • Please inquire about discounts for retired military personnel

Fee Includes:

  • Full access to all Strike Challenge exhibitors, demonstrations and social events.
  • Continental Breakfast with Espresso Bar at the MOUT site. Unlimited, no fee specialty coffee drinks will be available from 8-11 am (Tuesday & Wednesday).
  • On-Post Social for both (2) event evenings (Tuesday & Wednesday).
  • Note: The Strike Challenge social complies as Exemption under 5CFR2635 (as amended) and value does not exceed 50/50 Rule.


  • Each registrant will need to complete and sign a waiver (available for download in "Additional Information") then submit it to Jim Baynes (jim@rpams.com). Waivers will also be available on site before checking in.
  • Assessors - If you have experience and/or expertise in the DOMOPS, Expeditionary Forces, First Responder, Special Operations Forces, or technology RDT&E area, please consider applying to help with assessment of the demonstrated products by selecting "Assessor" in the "Participation" drop-down list.  NOTE: The sponsors recognize that assessors are providing support on a "voluntary" basis.  As such, assessor activities will be accomplished during normal event hours.  Although a "Hotwash" opportunity will be provided at the end of each day to review assessment forms, this is not mandatory.  Assessment forms can be turned in to an IAC representative and reviewed at any time during the day.
  • Sponsor Pricing -  Please contact RPAMS (jim@rpams.com).
  • Attendance space and participation is very limited.  Early registration is highly encouraged and final attendance approval will be determined & granted by RPAMS.

Please be aware, in order to register for this event you must be logged into your DSIAC.org account.  If you do not have an account, you will not be able to register.  The option to sign up should be on the right hand side of the page.


The schedule for this event is available via PDF download.  Please click here to download it. 

Special Operations Training Ranges
33168 Patriot Way
Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center
Warrenton, OR 97146
United States
Local Lodging

Camping at Camp Rilea
Lodging: (503) 836-4052


  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Diesel Gas
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar

Local Hotels

  • Best Western Lincoln Inn Astoria (6 miles) – (503) 325-2205
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Astoria (7 miles) – (503) 325-6222
  • Gearhart by the Sea Hotel (7 miles) – (503) 738-8331
  • Hotel Elliott Astoria (7 miles) – (503) 325-2222
  • Comfort Suites Columbia River Astoria (8 miles) – (503) 325-2000
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Astoria (8 miles) – (503) 325-8888
  • Best Western Ocean View Resort Seaside (9 miles) – (503) 738-3334
  • Inn At Seaside (9 miles) – (503) 738-9581
  • Rivertide Suites Hotel (9 miles) – (503) 717-1100

Other Websites


Camp Rilea is located three miles south of the city of Warrenton in Clatsop County, Oregon. Enter off US-101 to 33168 Patriot Way (main gate), Warrenton, Oregon 97146. It is well marked. Camp Rilea is 9 miles north from Seaside, Oregon and 7 miles south from Astoria, Oregon.

From Portland International Airport to Camp Rilea:

(97.9 miles, 2 h 7 min)
Get on I-84/US-30 W from NE Airport Way, NE 82nd Way & NE Sandy Blvd: Head northwest on NE Airport Way, use left lane to stay on NE Airport Way, slight left to stay on NE Airport Way, keep right to stay on NE Airport Way, use the right 3 lanes to turn slightly right to stay on NE Airport Way, Slight right toward NE 82nd Way, slight right onto NE 82nd Way, keep left to continue on NE 82nd Ave, turn right onto NE Sandy Blvd, slight right onto the I-84/US-30 W ramp to City Center/I-5. Follow US-26 W to US-101 N in Clatsop County to Camp Rilea: Merge onto I-84/US-30 W, use left 2 lanes to take the exit toward Beaverton/Salem, Merge onto I-5 S, keep left at the fork to continue on I-405 N, follow signs for City Center/Beaverton/I-405/US-26, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1D for US-26 W toward Beaverton, continue onto US-26 W, take ramp to US-101/US-26, merge onto US-101 N, Camp Rilea will be on the left.

From Camp Rilea to Portland International Airport:

(100 miles, 1 h 56 min)
Take US-101 S and US-26 E to Airport Way in Portland. Take exit 24A from I-205 N: Head south on US-101 S toward Fort To Sea Trail, use the right lane to take the ramp to US-26 E, continue onto US-26 E, take Salem exit to merge onto I-405 S, keep right to stay on I-405 S, follow signs for Seattle/The Dalles/I-84 E/I-5 N, continue onto I-5 N, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 300 to merge onto I-84 E/US-30 E toward Portland Airport/The Dalles, keep left to continue on I-84 E, take exit 8 for I-205 N toward Seattle/Portland Airport, Merge onto I-205 N, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 24A for Airport Way W toward Portland Airport, merge onto NE Airport Way to arrive at Portland International Airport.

For more information or questions: Please contact Jim Baynes at (503) 434-9446 or CustomerService@rpams.com

Camp Rilea Overview Map

Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center - Special Operations Training Ranges

33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR 97146

Security Deadline: 
December 2, 2019

Camp Rilea is a secure U.S. Army National Guard military training post with effective and typical military security protocols and protective structures.

Current passport and driver’s license may be required to enter Camp Rilea.

Logistics (503) 836-4052  
DSN 305-4052

Additional Info
Points of Contact: 

For government contacts:
Terry Wilmeth
​Chief Technical Officer
RP Advanced Mobile Systems
albarocketraptor@msn.com (or) terry.wilmeth@rpams.com

For industry exhibitors:
Jim Baynes
​Program Manager
RP Advanced Mobile Systems
503-434-6845 (x119)

Terry Wilmeth
​Chief Technical Officer
RP Advanced Mobile Systems
albarocketraptor@msn.com (or) terry.wilmeth@rpams.com

For registration:
Brian Benesch
Technical Project Lead
Defense Systems Information Analysis Center