The purpose of this RFI is to obtain information on industry’s ability to provide a Group II/III/IV unmanned aircraft system (UAS) which can deliver unmatched performance and is organic to manoeuvre in aviation brigade formations.
The second objective is to obtain information on a Next Generation Scalable UA Mission Command System to replace the current UAS Universal products.
The program initiation for the Group II/III/IV Unmanned Aircraft would began after a successful Milestone B decision in Fiscal Year 2023. The effort should focus primarily on aircraft system, payload systems, and interoperability with the UAS Ground Control Stations and One System Remote Video Terminals (OSRVTs). Systems that are expeditionary, survivable, and runway independent are most desirable. Systems that support Manned-Unmanned teaming with Army Aviation platforms and incorporate ease of integration for current and future payloads are very desirable.
The effort for the Next Generation UA Mission Command System would begin after a successful Milestone B decision in Fiscal Year 2020. This effort should focus on a scalable, role based software product line easily adapted to multiple hardware configurations that cover various functional roles such as a UAS manager, UAS controller, UAS user with restricted capabilities and a remote video receiver.
Describe how your software architecture design approach meets the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACETM) technical architecture and discuss your path to FACE Conformance or related activities you have on-going to support this path. Describe your familiarity with the latest release of the Army Interoperability Profiles and how your system and technical approach are aligned to these profiles.
The full RFI document can be read here.
UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2018/05/30/us-army-issues-rfi-for-future-tactical-uas/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert, Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.