Army looks for small businesses for long-term EW, cyber warfare, CREW, and RCIED capabilities

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 9 Sept. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are looking for small businesses capable of providing electronic warfare (EW) and cyber warfare hardware and software, as well as training in counter radio electronic warfare (CREW) and radio counter improvised explosive devises (RCIED).

Posted by John Keller
Posted by John Keller

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 9 Sept. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are looking for small businesses capable of providing electronic warfare (EW) and cyber warfare hardware and software, as well as training in counter radio electronic warfare (CREW) and radio counter improvised explosive devises (RCIED).

The Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., (ACC-APG) on Thursday issued a request for information (W15P7T13RA624) for the Support for Technical Research, Integration, and Development in Electronic-warfare (STRIDE) program to find small businesses with EW expertise.

Army Contracting Command issued the RFI on behalf of the Army's Communications Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) Electronic Warfare Air/Ground Survivability (EWA/GS) Division.

The RFI seeks industry feedback on electronic warfare capabilities for engineering, technical, and program management support for EW systems, force protection systems, and automated test equipment.

The proposed effort is for lifecycle support for the Information and Intelligence Warfare Directorate Electronic Warfare Air and Ground Survivability Division and Product Manager Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (PM CREW).

This effort is expected to help the Army with quick reaction capability for developing advanced prototype EW hardware and techniques, or modifying and retrofitting existing fielded systems.

The project also will support the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Automated Test Systems Division (ATSD) in its efforts to modify and develop test and diagnostic equipment, test program sets, automatic test equipment and software, and built-in self-test.

The Army is asking small businesses for white papers that demonstrate EW capabilities in situational awareness; threat detection, identification, and neutralization; survivability; and countermeasures.

Army researchers primarily are interested in technologies for RF countermeasures development; multifunction EW; offensive and defensive electronic attack; electronic support and protection; communications and EW interoperability; systems architectures and algorithm development; field and laboratory test and demonstration; network and antenna design; modeling and simulation; and environmental testing.

Those responding must have top secret clearances. Companies interested must respond no later than 19 Sept. 2013. Email white papers and questions to the Army's Donald Leath at donald.w.leath.civ@mail.mil, or Monique Abrams at monique.n.abrams.civ@mail.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/b8b5d6c8e1e55ed52338d9b8433f6223.

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