WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy shipboard undersea warfare experts are reaching out to industry to find companies interested in hardware and software support for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) systems for Navy surface warships.
Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington issued a request for information (N0002423R5211) last week for the AN/UYQ-100 Hardware and Software Development/Production project, on behalf of the Navy Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems Undersea Systems (PEO IWS 5.0).
The AN/UYQ-100 Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS) provides network-centric capability that enables Navy ASW commanders to plan and coordinate destroyer and aircraft carrier operations against enemy submarines. The system enables commanders to establish and maintain a common tactical picture and handle tactical control.
Navy experts are conducting market research seeking industry interest in systems engineering, software development, program management, logistics and supportability engineering, configuration management, hardware and software integration test, evaluation, and installation support of undersea warfare systems, including the AN/UYQ-100 USW DSS, as well as other undersea warfare systems and components.
The AN/UYQ-100 is on a continuous semiannual upgrade cycle and provides an integrated near-real-time net-centric undersea warfare command and control capability across several platforms including ashore undersea warfare operation centers. In March 2021 Leidos Digital Solutions Inc. in Vienna, Va., won a $4.5 million order to support the AN/UYQ-100 USW-DSS command and control program.
The USW-DSS combines existing communications networks, contact pictures, and multi-platform sensor data into an ability to plan, conduct, and coordinate undersea warfare operations among sea combat commanders, theater undersea warfare commanders, and ASW commanders.
USW-DSS improves ASW operations among surface warships by improving asset allocation, sensor and asset placement, and consistent situational awareness. The multi-sensor integrated system is based on commercial hardware and cloud services that work together without costly software code modifications, Navy officials say.
Those with questions or concerns should fill-out a form online at https://sam.gov/api/prod/opps/v3/opportunities/resources/files/40bd6027f9fd47ad89ec0ec52968b928/download?&token=, and email the completed form to the Navy's Stephanie Little at [email protected], with a copy to Samantha Williams at [email protected].
More information is online at https://sam.gov/opp/55761e10599749c6b5518ed710639fea/view.