Army surveys industry for affordable SWaP-C radar to help protect combat vehicles from enemy fire

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for radar technologies to protect armored combat vehicles from enemy weapons, as well as to detect and locate enemy fire.

Army surveys industry for affordable SWaP-C radar to help protect combat vehicles from enemy fire
Army surveys industry for affordable SWaP-C radar to help protect combat vehicles from enemy fire
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for radar technologies to protect armored combat vehicles from enemy weapons, as well as to detect and locate enemy fire.

Officials of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., issued a request for information (W56KGU-19-X-0001) on Friday for the Future Combat Ground Vehicle Radar Technologies project.

Army land warfare experts are looking for low size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C) radar technologies able to help defend Army combat vehicles from enemy attack, as well as to detect and locate sources of enemy fire.

Submitting the request for information (RFI) is the Radar Systems and ID Division (RSID) of the Army CCDC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate's (I2WD) C5ISR Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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Radar technologies should comply with Army modular active protection system (MAPS) needs, and should be scalable -- which means the radar should be able to increase or decrease its antenna aperture size dynamically with few or no changes to the radar back end.

Army officials are interested in radar systems of all technology mature levels that could contribute to future breakthrough capabilities through accelerated development, and their ability to integrate with other radar subsystem elements.

Companies interested should email 10-page responses in .pdf or Microsoft Word formats no later than 25 March 2019 to the Army's Amy Pancio at amy.l.pancio.civ@mail.mil.

For questions or concerns contact Amy Pancio by email at amy.l.pancio.civ@mail.mil. More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/02cb51a21cda3f16811fdde1bf4e879a.

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