The U.S. Army has asked industry to submit concept papers for a potential four-year, $148 million program that aims to identify, develop and demonstrate long-range missile systems.
A broad agency announcement posted Monday on FedBizOpps says the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center seeks new system- and component-level technology platforms designed to build up the precision and range of the service branch's long-range fire systems against ground and maritime targets.
AMRDEC also plans to identify new platforms that would complement its Multiple Launch Rocket System family of munitions launch equipment.
The military branch plans to award cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts under the Long Range Fires Technology Development and Demonstration program.
AMRDEC wants proposals that seek to address several technical areas such as multi-mode seeker technology, inertial navigation technology, high-temperature “seeker friendly“ dome materials, propulsion, signature reduction, warhead and attitude-control technologies.
Under the program's stage 2, AMRDEC will notify interested vendors within 120 days to submit full cost and technical proposals.
The service branch said it will accept responses to the BAA through Oct. 24, 2017.