Air Force surveys industry on quick-turnaround electronic warfare capability to defeat enemy communications

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 6 March 2011. Weapons weapons experts at the U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is surveying industry for ideas on new electronic warfare capability to deny the enemy of the ability to communicate with enemy forces. Those interested have to move fast, because the deadline is next Monday, 14 March 2011. The Air Armament Center issued a request for information (AAC-XR-RFI-02242011) on a near term counter communications weapons system to identify mature, low- or medium-risk, off-the-shelf, non-kinetic communications-defeat technology that could fielded within 12 months.

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 6 March 2011. Weapons weapons experts at the U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is surveying industry for ideas on new electronic warfarecapability to kill enemy communications systems. Those interested have to move fast, because the deadline is next Monday, 14 March 2011.The Air Armament Center issued a request for information (AAC-XR-RFI-02242011) on a near term counter communications weapons system to identify mature, low- or medium-risk, off-the-shelf, non-kinetic communications-defeat technology that could fielded within 12 months.Air Force officials emphasize that this is not a research and development program; companies responding should address their concepts as fieldable capability. The Air Force will use responses to study and analyze the costs, schedules, technical risks, and potential for quick demonstrations.

Companies interested should describe their counter-communications concept and system capability. Descriptions should include size, weight, and power requirements of the concept; a list of which platforms could potentially host the concept; a description of any unique operational considerations; how the system could be used; maturity of the system; schedule to produce, demonstrate, and field the capability; cost or hours necessary to deliver a fieldable system; and estimated system performance in cities, countryside, bad weather, flat terrain, mountainous terrain, and at night.

For more information, as well as for detailed requirements for this industry survey, contact the Air Force's Lt. Patrick Kawonczyk by e-mail at Patrick.kawonczyk@eglin.af.mil, or Ronald Rabiansky at Ronald.rabiansky.ctr@eglin.af.mil. Use the subject line: "Near Term Counter Communications RFI."

Companies interested should respond by post to AAC/XR, Attn: Lt. Patrick Kawonczyk, 207 West D Ave., Bldg 349, Suite 300, Eglin AFB, FL 32542-6864.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=6aadb1c117b60da64d535670abc475f5&tab=core&_cview=1.

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