The Department of Defense (DoD) is hosting a virtual industry open house on 30 October 2020 to outline its approach to Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS). The event is open to all vendors interested in C-sUAS and will cover key aspects including strategy, training, current capabilities and operational capability requirements.
The one-day online event will inform vendors on upcoming efforts to align C-sUAS systems into an enduring and integrated enterprise approach. The C-sUAS Industry Open House will be hosted by the Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System Office (JCO) and the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO). The C-sUAS Industry Open House will provide information regarding emerging requirements, address the multitude of C-sUAS challenges, and encourage competition and efficiencies in future technology development and procurement activities.
Prior to the C-sUAS Industry Open House, the Department of Defense expects to validate the operational capability requirements for C-sUAS as well as finalize its C-sUAS strategy and Industry Engagement Plan, which together will serve as the basis for providing a path ahead for innovation opportunities, evaluations, and industry demonstration.
There will not be a live question and answer (Q&A) session during the event. Pre-selected questions will be answered during the event. Questions for the event should be submitted via email to: usarmy.C-sUAS.firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 03:00PM EST on 02 October 2020.
The C-sUAS Industry Open House will take place virtually. Please monitor this announcement as it will be amended closer to the event to provide the specific conferencing platform and event link.
The Department of Defense designated the Army as the Executive Agent for C-sUAS. The Secretary of the Army established the Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO) to lead and direct efforts to identify and prioritize Joint improvement opportunities and C-sUAS solutions.
The RCCTO’s mission is to rapidly and efficiently research, develop, prototype, test, evaluate, procure, transition, and/or field critical enabling technologies and capabilities that address near-term and mid-term threats. The RCCTO serves as the materiel and acquisition lead in support of the JCO.
Participation in the C-sUAS Industry Open House is not a prerequisite for participating in any future solicitations or procurements. Nothing in the C-sUAS Industry Open House is a guarantee of future partnerships, contract commitment, or future workload. This announcement is not a contract, a request for proposal, or a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind on the part of the Government. The DoD will make every effort to hold the C-sUAS Industry Open House on the date specified. The DoD holds the right to cancel and/or change event time and date under any conditions.