The Research and Technology Integration (RTI) Directorate of the U.S. Army C5ISR Center has announced a Counter-UAS Industry Day. This event is scheduled at Fort Belvoir, VA, on May 7-8, 2024. Responses for this opportunity are due February 29, 2024.

RTI actively seeks information on capabilities to safeguard Soldiers, vehicles, and infrastructure against emerging and future unmanned aerial system (UAS) threats. Specifically, RTI is interested in insights regarding innovative sensor and non-kinetic defeat technologies, encompassing components, sub-systems, and systems, falling within the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7.

These technologies should have the potential to significantly reduce the size, weight, power, and cost or enhance the performance of existing Army systems. Responses to this request may include details on ongoing research, development, prototyping of novel components, and technology geared towards countering UAS (CUAS) mechanisms. This encompasses capabilities related to the detection, location, tracking, identification, targeting, and/or defeat of UAS threats.

This Request for Information (RFI) aims to enhance comprehension of Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) detection sensors and non-kinetic defeat technologies across the industry. The gathered insights will aid in formulating a strategic direction for RTI’s CUAS investments and collaborations with the industry. The technologies under consideration may offer CUAS capabilities for diverse applications, including ground vehicle platforms, ground robotic platforms, dismounted Soldiers, and fixed sites. Of particular interest are CUAS capabilities that can be deployed or delivered from a standoff position.

RTI is exploring various Technology Areas and modalities, encompassing:
– Electronic warfare sensing and effectors
– Radio frequency (RF)
– Radar
– Acoustic
– Electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR)
– Laser
– Novel sensing technologies beyond those explicitly mentioned

For additional information, please visit Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (CUAS) Sensor and Non-Kinetic Defeat Technologies