The U.S. Army Contracting Command Redstone Arsenal in Alabama is seeking information on potential concepts and ideas for a High Altitude Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) capability.
According to a Request For Information (RFI) document released Wednesday by the Army, the Special Electronic Mission Aircraft Product Directorate of the FixedWing Project Office has an emerging potential requirement for a High Altitude AISR capability.
- Operate above 35,000 feet Above Mean Sea Level.
- Operate in an Anti Access/Area Denial environment.
- Endurance of 8 hours or greater.
- Communication Intelligence and Electronic Intelligence payloads.
- Global Air Traffic Management Compliant.
- Aircraft Survivability Equipment.
- Aviation Mission Equipment/Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing.
- Tactical Communications (Line of Sight, Beyond Line of Sight, Voice and Data).
- Novel and advanced threat detection and avoidance techniques/systems.
“This Request For Information does not commit the government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever,” the Army said. “All firms responding to this RFI are advised that their response to this notice is not a request that will be considered for contract award. Further, the Army is not at this time seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. The information from this market research is for planning purposes only. This is strictly market research.”
Companies interested in responding to the RFI must submit a response by Jan. 11. It is the intent of Program Managers of the Fixed Wing and Sensors Aerial Intelligence Project Offices to conduct individual conference calls as necessary.