U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are reaching out to industry for enabling technologies to enhance or speed new military capabilities in mine warfare, naval special operations, and naval expeditionary warfare. Researchers at Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington issued a solicitation (N00024-17-R-6271) for the Confronting Irregular and Expeditionary Warfare Capability Challenges project to develop new technologies in mine warfare, naval special warfare, and naval expeditionary combat that apply to Navy programs of record or other acquisition programs. Navy researchers are interested in new technologies that could be ready within one year, based on prototype demonstrations in realistic environments. Those interested have one year to submit ideas. Capabilities of interest involve reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action, irregular warfare, foreign internal defense, and other urgent and emerging needs in mine warfare, special warfare, and expeditionary combat. In addition, the Navy wants new technologies that enable warfighters to operate in harbors, rivers, bays, and on beaches, as well as technologies that improve access to multi-intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance at the tactical edge.
More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/NAVSEAHQ/N00024-17-R-6271/listing.html.