The United States Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), based at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, anticipates a requirement to provide a Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) turreted gun-based capability. This announcement aims to assess the interest, capabilities, and qualifications of potential businesses to compete and execute a hybrid contract involving fixed-price and cost-reimbursable requirements. The initiative aligns with the Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 10 Market Research requirement.

The contractor must be able to design, document, manufacture, and integrate a C-UAS gun-based solution. Key requirements include the system’s capacity to engage and destroy Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) using a cannon with rapid fire and automatic aiming controlled by an operator. The system should be mobile (vehicle-mounted), equipped with a command and control system displaying air tracks and passing tracks to the gun system. Other essential features involve an active radar, Electro-Optical and InfraRed (EO/IR) detection, raising the sensor and communication suite above a 10-meter tree line, and incorporating a radio mesh net for communication purposes.

The government seeks information on a system to counter Group 3 UAS within the 20-600kg gross takeoff weight range. The requested details include specifications for ammunition and gun caliber, turret features (SWaP-C, slew rate, stability, etc.), interfaces between system components, external tracking capability, radar model specifications (SWaP-C, detection range, false alarm rate, etc.), on-the-move capability, EO/IR camera details, emplacement/displacement time, engagement rounds, integration platform, logistics concepts, and proposed data rights assertions. The aim is to gather comprehensive information on the system’s technical aspects and operational capabilities.

Responses are due March 22, 2024. For more information, please visit Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS) turreted gun-based capability on sam.gov.

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