The U.S. Army has begun to solicit industry insights on a program that aims to develop and demonstrate teaming of manned and unmanned aerial platforms to carry out tactical operations with minimal human intervention.
A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says Army Contracting Command expects to transition platforms at technology readiness level 4 to TRL 6 or 7 under the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Program.
The A-Team program aims to integrate software and other autonomous technologies into the service’s future long range assault aircraft, future armed reconnaissance aircraft and advanced unmanned aircraft system.
The service intends to award cost-reimbursable contracts, cooperative agreements and other types of contract instruments starting May 2019 through August 2019 for the first two efforts of the program’s technical approach.
The technical approach includes mission systems development and integration; subsystems technology development and integration; and technology demonstrations.
The Army will host an industry day on Dec. 6 in Huntsville, Ala., to discuss the program’s acquisition approach and technical requirements
Responses to the presolicitation notice are due Jan. 4.