Air Force Issues Solicitation for Counter-Small UAS Technology Prototyping Effort

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for small businesses that can potentially provide development, testing and deployment support for counter-small unmanned aircraft system prototypes.

AFRL said in a notice posted Wednesday that it plans to issue a potential six-year, $490.4 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award with task orders for research and development services.

Vendors must have the capacity to provide hardware, software, technical reports and documentation services to help address asymmetric warfare needs involving commercial-off-the-shelf sUAS.

Work under the award also covers operational sustainment support for command-and-control, interceptor and radiofrequency systems, according to the solicitation document.

Other contract services may include scenario and concept development, integration, field assessments and maturation.

The solicitation comes as part of the Air Force’s efforts to address needs for systems with the capacity for low collateral damage when defeating sUAS and sUAS swarms.

Responses to the solicitation are due on May 14.

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