This Sources Sought Notification/Request for Information (SSN/RFI) — https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bd3e1026c66541196d80687e42c0dfc2&tab=core&_cview=1 — is for a Squad sUAS asset for small combat outposts, route clearance elements, and retrograde operations to provide force protection and maneuver elements real time and near real time situational awareness on the battlefield.

The UAS asset should be designed to be a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft that is rapidly deployable in austere, harsh environments. The UAS system functions should be interoperable with currently fielded equipment to minimize the individual operator’s workload and prohibit the requirement for significant training. The primary payload of the UAS should consist of a high definition, gimbaled video EO/IR capable camera, with the desired capability of being compatible with a variety of different payloads. See attachment for additional information.

Provide questions and responses to this RFI to: MAJ Mike Bales, michael.d.bales3.mil@mail.mil, and Mr. Eric Wierzba, eric.t.wierzba.ctr@mail.mil

Due date for responses is 20 April 2019.