Army RFI - Industry Survey for Affordable SWaP-C Radar to Help Protect Combat Vehicles from Enemy Fire

An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew changes position on the range during gunnery training at the Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., Aug. 3, 2018. The Army is developing a new Next Generation Combat Vehicle as part of a concerted modernization strategy. (Credit: U.S. Army, Winifred Brown)

An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew changes position on the range during gunnery training at the Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., Aug. 3, 2018. The Army is developing a new Next Generation Combat Vehicle as part of a concerted modernization strategy. (Credit: U.S. Army, Winifred Brown)

March 4, 2019 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, John Keller, 26 February 2019

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for radar technologies to protect armored combat vehicles from enemy weapons, as well as to detect and locate enemy fire.

Officials of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., issued a request for information (W56KGU-19-X-0001) on Friday for the Future Combat Ground Vehicle Radar Technologies project.

Army land warfare experts are looking for low size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C) radar technologies able to help defend Army combat vehicles from enemy attack, as well as to detect and locate sources of enemy fire.

Submitting the request for information (RFI) is the Radar Systems and ID Division (RSID) of the Army CCDC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate's (I2WD) C5ISR Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground.


RFI Information:

FBO Link: Future Combat Ground Vehicle Radar Technologies

Solicitation Number: W56KGU-19-X-0001
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command

Response Date: Mar 25, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern

Synopsis:

This RFI from CCDC C5ISR seeks Future Combat Ground Vehicle Radar Technologies solely for information and planning purposes.

Responses are requested from all capable sources including, but not limited to, private or public companies, individuals, universities, university-affiliated research centers, not-for-profit research institutions, foreign entities, and U.S. Government-sponsored laboratories.

CCDC C5ISR Center will review the RFI responses to assess technology and system relevance, potential performance capability, and technology novelty and maturity.

Description:

CCDC C5ISR Center is interested in low Size, Weight, and Power - Cost (SWAP-C) Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) compliant scalable radar technologies able to achieve the missions of Active Protection (AP) and Hostile Fire Detection/Location (HFD/HFL). These technologies should be capable of achieving the goals given in the "Vehicle Radar Capability Description Document", which is available upon request. Scalable refers to the ability to dynamically increase/decrease the antenna aperture size with zero/minimal radar backend changes.

Technical responses at all technology maturity levels are of interest particularly in innovative concepts and research as well as revolutionary enabling technologies that may contribute to future breakthrough capabilities through accelerated development and/or synergistic integration with other subsystem elements.