This is a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY; no proposals are requested at this time.  This pre-solicitation notice will also serve the opportunity to allow industry to comment on the draft Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to include the Statement of Work, Performance Specification, Contract Data Requirement Lists (CDRLs), all available attachments, Instructions to Offerors, and Basis for Evaluation for the USMC Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Engagement System (CES).

Program Manager, Ground Based Air Defense (PM GBAD), is responsible for the development of the Future Weapons Systems (FWS) Increment 1 (Inc 1) MADIS. The FWS Inc 1 MADIS is comprised of two vehicles, one AN/MSY-2(v)1, Mk1 vehicle, and one AN/MSY-2(v)2, Mk2 vehicle. This system will provide a new and improved capability to mitigate the risk of attacks from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Fixed Wing (FW)/Rotary Wing (RW) aircraft while maintaining pace with maneuver forces. Specifically, FWS Inc 1 MADIS provides Marine Air-Ground Task Force commanders short range ability to detect, track, identify, and defeat aerial threats. FWS Inc 1 MADIS focuses on the integration of command and control (C2) software with emerging and existing components integrated onto the Marine Corps JLTV HGC variant The AN/MSY-2(v)1 and AN/MSY-2(v)2 are complimentary in capability.  The Mk1 includes a counter aircraft and non-kinetic C-UAS capability, and the Mk2, which includes a detection, kinetic and non-kinetic C-UAS capability. The CES is an advanced, highly autonomous effector that can negate Group 1-3 UAS threats at significant ranges from the launch location.

PM GBAD plans to award multiple hybrid firm-fixed price/cost plus fixed fee, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with one base year and four 1-year ordering periods for a total of five 1-year ordering periods. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 332994- Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing. This procurement will be conducted as a full and open competition.

Awards will be made to the responsible offerors whose proposal(s) represent the best value to the Government utilizing the Best Value Trade-Off approach. Technical requirements will be set forth in the RFP. The Government intends to release RFP M67854-23-R-0056 in August 2023 via the Solicitation Module in PIEE and All documents of the solicitation package will be included in both postings. No paper copies will be issued.

For more information, visit PM GBAD MADIS Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) Engagement System (CES) on

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