Canada recently released an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) Request for Information (RFI) for Counter UAS capability. The tender opportunity expires on March 24, 2023, at 14:00 EDT.
Canada’s intent for this Request for Information (RFI) is to understand the choice of equipment, support capacity, and feedback on the best and readily available Counter UAS equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
The CUAS UOR intends to deliver several components:
- Dismounted directional System including a Radio Frequency (RF) Jammer;
- Dismounted omni-directional system including a RF detector, RF Jammer and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Jammer;
- Fixed Site System including a Command and Control (C2) system, RF detector, ability to conduct protocol manipulation; and
- Integrated Vehicle Mounted System including a C2 system, Radar, Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera, RF jammer and GNSS jammer.
The CAF has an urgent operational requirement (UOR) for an integrated and mobile Counter Uncrewed Aircraft System (CUAS) system to defeat Class 1 Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) threats and to ensure freedom of action for operations in the land domain for forces deployed on operations.
The C-UAS capability will be deployed primarily to Canadian Army (CA) elements. These elements, based on a battalion of mechanized infantry, will tactically deploy CUAS systems throughout their Area if Operation (AO) to
mitigate Class 1 UAS. A CUAS will defend these elements first by detecting, identifying, and tracking the UAS through a mixture of sensors (e.g. Electronic Warfare (EW), radars, and optics). Once their target is identified, the CUAS capability will degrade or defeat the enemy UAS with a soft-kill (EW) capability.
The link to the original documentation on the official Canadian government website can be found at- Counter UAS Urgent Operational Requirement.
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