FAA seeks industry insights on counter UAS program for U.S. border-protection

July 25, 2023
The FAA seeks a ruggedized aeroscope with an extended range antenna system to monitor DJI drone activities primarily on the southern U.S. border.

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting a market survey about drone detection data as a service (DaaS) related to the FAA's assistance to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) counter unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS) program.

The FAA seeks a ruggedized aeroscope [drone detection system] with an extended range antenna system to monitor DJI drone activities primarily on the southern U.S. border, but in other border areas as well. In addition, the contractor should be able to provide their proprietary secured link to upload data to their drone detection platform.

The purpose of this market survey is to solicit statements of interest, capabilities, and rough cost estimates from businesses interested in and capable of providing the required services per the statement of work (SOW).

The FAA notes that submissions - written only - should identify Currently available DaaS capability which can be deployed with 45 days of contract award; relevant previous contracts and awards for the same or similar services described in the accompanying SOW; and provide information on current engineering experience capable of deploying, monitoring, and reporting data obtained through DaaS.

The government asks that the contractor shall provide the access to their proprietary drone detection analytics suite and must be available continuously. Up to 25 user accounts will be created per sensor. There will be no software to install, but rather a web-based browser to log in and review live drone detections as well as flight history. Customized alert zones with texting/email notifications can also be created and access to the risk report. Chrome internet browser should be utilized to access system.

The original listing can be reviewed here: https://sam.gov/opp/190dad71248c4e68828c545735e064f3/view.

The FAA has listed its response date as 1 August 2023. The contracting office is located at AAQ-700 MPB S. MacArthur Bvld., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73125. The primary point of contact is Josh Huckeby, who can be reached at [email protected].

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