The U.S. Air Force is seeking input about the U.S. capability and capacity to produce advanced avionics position, navigation and guidance technologies that could be used on hypersonic systems.
According to the Defense Production Act Title III Program request for information posted on SAM.gov, the Air Force Research Laboratory looks to determine the domestic availability of avionics systems, subsystems, components, subcomponents and constituent materials meant to support hypersonic flight.
The special notice is in line with the hypersonic missile strike strategy of the U.S. and the overall national security.
“To date, the [Department of Defense] has supported proof of concept and prototyping efforts in this area, however the expansion of the industrial base capacity is required to meet expected future demand,” the RFI reads.
Responses are due June 28.
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