The Army has extended the date for document request from 7 September to 9 September and the date for White Paper submission from 19 September to 22 September.

INTRODUCTION:
The Government is seeking White Papers for a Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS). The FTUAS requirement is for the Increment 1 to rapidly field a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) solution by 2nd Quarter FY23 with first system delivered by 3rd Quarter FY22.

The FTUAS requirement is for a runway independent, point take-off and landing, rapidly deployable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capability. The FTUAS provides Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) an improved ability to execute Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S) operations that collect, develop, and report actionable intelligence information about the enemy. The FTUAS provides a distinct tactical advantage due to increased maneuverability through vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), improved command and control (C2) with an On-The-Move (OTM) capability, a reduced transportability and logistics footprint, as well as significantly improved survivability due to reduced sound signature.

FTUAS reduces the operational footprint with the introduction of VTOL and an expeditionary Ground Controller
enabling movement on the battlefield with Army organic ground vehicle and rotary wing support. Ideally, Scalable
Control Interface (SCI) integrates with FTUAS to enhance employability, command and control of multiple FTUAS, as
well as develop a Common Operating Picture (COP). FTUAS paired with SCI leverages autonomy, scalability, and
interoperability to maximize battle space R&S objectives for Commanders. Ideally, the FTUAS air vehicle, mission
system, and payloads will be Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) compliant to provide ease of upgrade and
interchangeability to meet Commanders’ mission requirements.

This requirement is for a fully integrated FTUAS system; not just an air vehicle. The FTUAS shall be delivered with integrated subsystems capable of achieving test, safety, and interoperability requirements necessary to attain a Material
Release IAW AR 770-3 Type Classification and Material Release, with associated artifacts, analysis, and engineering
support.

WHITE PAPER SUBMISSION:
To review the full Synopsis, submit reason for requesting review, company name, company address, cage code, and Point of Contact (POC) name, phone number, and email address to: Angela.L.Andrews5.civ@mail.mil, U.S. Army Contracting Office. The request for the full Synopsis must be received no later than (NLT) 9 September 2021.

The Agreements Officer, Angela L. Andrews, is the primary point of contact for this White Paper. All correspondence should be sent to Angela Andrews at Angela.L.Andrews5.civ@mail.mil, referencing RWP# W58RGZ-21-R-0G72.

The Offeror shall submit all questions to Angela.L.Andrews5.civ@mail.mil by 5:00pm, CST on 09 September 2021. The Offeror should reference RWP #W58RGZ-21-R-0G72.

The Offerors must furnish their White Papers to  Angela.L.Andrews5.civ@mail.mil by 5:00pm, CST on 22 September 2021. Hardcopy submittals will not be accepted or evaluated. All information will be protected as procurement sensitive. White Paper will not be returned, but will be retained by the government for official record purposes. The Offeror should reference RWP #W58RGZ-21-R-0G72.

W58RGZ-21-R-0G72 – https://sam.gov/opp/4905a4236765442bb309032ffd2bbba5/view