Air Force reaches out to industry for advanced weapons simulation and modeling research

EGLIN AFB, Fla., 14 July 2011. U.S. Air Force simulation experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop simulations to help Air Force experts evaluate concepts for new weapons. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., issued a sources-sought notice Tuesday (solicitation number FA8651-12-R-0043) for the Technology Research for Integrated Guidance Simulation (TRIGS) program.

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EGLIN AFB, Fla., 14 July 2011. U.S. Air Force simulation experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop simulations to help Air Force experts evaluate concepts for new weapons. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., issued a sources-sought notice Tuesday (solicitation number FA8651-12-R-0043) for the Technology Research for Integrated Guidance Simulation (TRIGS) program.The Air Force is asking industry for research ideas and capabilities in hardware-in-the-loop simulation development, weapon engagement research, hardware-in-the-loop simulator technology development, and virtual environment phenomenology modeling. Air Force researchers say they expect to negotiate one five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) research contract for the TRIGS weapons simulation program worth about $45 million.Personnel for the contractor chosen for the TRIGS program may work on-site at Eglin Air Force Base, or at a certified government facility, Air Force officials say. The contractor chosen must have a top-secret clearance, but will not be required to store top-secret information. The contractor, however, must use and store information subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Before releasing a formal solicitation for the TRIGS program, Air Force officials say they will release a data package and a DVD of the Advanced Guided Weapons Testbed (AGWT) on written request to Kendall Wagner, Contract Specialist, by e-mail at kendall.wagner@eglin.af.mil. A draft request for proposal for the TRIGS program should be released by late this month, and a formal solicitation should be available by late August, with contract award in January 2012.

Companies interested should respond the sources-sought notice no later than 11 Aug. 2011 with company name, address, a point of contact with e-mail address and phone number, Federal CAGE Code, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS), business size, and security clearance level.

For questions or concerns, or to respond to the sources-sought notice, contact the Air Force's TRIGS program contract specialist, Kendall Wagner, by phone at 850-883-2681, by e-mail at kendall.wagner@eglin.af.mil, by fax at 850-882-9599, or by post at 101 West Eglin Blvd., Suite 337, Eglin AFB, Fla. 32542-6810. The secondary point of contact is MiMi Martin, whose e-mail address is mimi.martin@eglin.af.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLERS/FA8651-12-R-0043/listing.html.

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