This is not a solicitation, but rather a Sources Sought/Request for Information to identify companies that can produce D-RAPCON systems. A solicitation was issued and contract was awarded in April of 2013 for Development/Test and Options to produce up to 19 systems. At this point, the Development and Test is currently being executed under contract FA8730-13-C-0014 and estimated completion for Milestone C decision is 2019.
The purpose of this Sources Sought notice is to identify companies that have already developed technology to produce D-RAPCON systems
The Department of Defense (DoD) transformation vision relies heavily on more expeditionary, adaptable, enduring/persistent and agile joint forces, which in turn places increased emphasis on aviation assets for deployment, employment, sustainment, and redeployment. To further this goal, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (AFLCMC) Battle Management Directorate (BM), Aerospace Management Systems Division (HBA), Landing Systems (HBAB) Program Office, located at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts, is requesting information from industry to assist in the planning for the procurement of a D-RAPCON. The D-RAPCON system is a transportable Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar approach control system to provide services, day and night, in most operational weather conditions, to military and civil aircraft for tactical locations and fixed-base restoral operations. With D-RAPCON, the United States Air Force (USAF) will have a supportable, adaptable, resilient, enduring/persistent, expeditionary terminal approach and en-route to 200 nautical miles (NM) surveillance and control capability for joint, coalition, and civil aircraft to use worldwide. D-RAPCON is envisioned to provide radar approach control service to include -- but not limited to -- sequencing and separation of aircraft, navigation assistance, and airspace control services to military, civil, and state-owned aircraft operating within the assigned terminal airspace area.
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. It is not a Request for Proposal, a Request for Quotation, an Invitation for Bids, a solicitation, or an indication the USAF or AFLCMC will contract for the items contained in the RFI. AFLCMC will not pay respondents for information provided in response to this RFI.
1. The D-RAPCON system currently consists of two subsystems, the Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) and the Operations Shelter (OPS). It is the intention of the Government to purchase both subsystems at the same time, however there are some situations in which it may be preferable to purchase the subsystems separately.
The ASR subsystem includes the Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR), a Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR), a shelter to house the radar electronics, space for a maintenance position, maintenance equipment, landline communications equipment, microwave radios, power generator, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and Environmental Control Unit (ECU). The ASR will provide both a terminal and tactical en-route surveillance up to 200 NM capability to aviators within assigned airspace.
The OPS subsystem includes a shelter with space for the following positions: 4 or 5 primary controllers, 2 assist controllers, 1 supervisor and 1 coordinator. The following equipment will be included as part of the OPS subsystem: ATC displays and equipment, weather displays, a radar automation system, a voice/radio switch, Ultra High Frequency/Very High Frequency (UHF)/VHF) radios, landline communications equipment, data and voice recorders, microwave radios, power generator, UPS , and ECU.
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