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Navy RFI - FY18-22 SEASABER Increment 1 Development and Production

Navy RFI - FY18-22 SEASABER Increment 1 Development and Production
April 20, 2017 | Source: FedBizOps, fedbizops.com, 7 March 2017

The Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), has issued a Request For Information (RFI) on behalf of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Integrated Warfare Systems (IWS) 2.0 Above Water Sensors Directorate.  The Government is conducting market research seeking industry inputs on laser weapon system development solutions applicable to U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers (DDGs). This RFI is intended for planning purposes only and is issued solely for conducting market research.

PEO IWS has established an objective of developing and fielding a laser weapon system, SEASABER Increment 1, leveraging mature technology to deliver proven laser weapon capability to the Fleet.  PEO IWS seeks to field the first SEASABER Increment 1 system for installation onboard a DDG 51 Flt IIA in shortest timeframe possible.  This RFI is an effort to identify entities that could rapidly develop and field a SEASABER Increment 1, consisting of a 60 kW class High Energy Laser (HEL) or higher, along with Counter-ISR dazzling capability.  The highest priority will be placed on technologically mature solutions, which minimize technical risk and enable an aggressive schedule for fielding capability to the Fleet in accordance with SECNAVINST 5000.42 on accelerated acquisitions. Priorities for this system will include technical maturity, ship integration, combat systems integration, producibility and reliability. Additionally, PEO IWS seeks concepts and interfaces to enable modularity to permit capability upgrades as technology continues to mature.

Solicitation Number: N00024-17-R-5392
Notice Type: Sources Sought