The Navy seeks to assess the suitability of existing land-based jet trainer aircraft designs to satisfy certain requirements under consideration for the next generation US Navy undergraduate jet trainer aircraft. Of particular interest, and the subject of this RFI, is the capability of a nondevelopmental aircraft to perform Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) events and Carrier touch-and-go events, and the corresponding effects of these high sink rate landings.

This Request for Information (RFI), Serial Number 20-0001/UJTS, is a continuation of on-going
market research conducted in support of the Undergraduate Jet Training System (UJTS)
program. For further background, reference should be made to the market survey posting under
N6134018R0066, dated 21 May 2018. In addition, NAVAIR is publicizing Appendix A updated
Capability Requirements. Appendix A provides updated draft characteristics of the UJTS based
on market research and industry responses to date.

In accordance with the policy in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.101, NAVAIR is
seeking industry feedback to determine the extent to which nondevelopmental items are available
that could meet the Government’s requirements. To that end, this RFI is focused on the
suitability of an existing land-based jet trainer aircraft design (i.e. nondevelopmental, as defined
under FAR 2.101) to satisfy certain requirements under consideration for the next generation US
Navy undergraduate jet trainer aircraft. Of particular interest, and the subject of this RFI, is the
capability of a nondevelopmental aircraft to perform Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP)
events and Carrier touch-and-go events, and the corresponding effects of these high sink rate
landings.

The information provided in response to this RFI will be used to assess the current state of
technology and inform whether the candidate system(s) can satisfy the capability requirements to
perform missions in support of Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) T-45 Combined Multi-
Service Pilot Training System (i.e., CNATRAINST 1542.167B) and the Advanced Strike Fighter
Undergraduate Military Flight Officer Training System syllabi (i.e., CNATRAINST 1542.164A).
The responses will also assist in the requirements generation process, development of the
acquisition strategy, and budgetary submission.