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RFP -- Defense Acquisition Challenge Program BAA - FY12

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 3:49pm -- david
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Department of Defense
Summary: 

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Comparative Testing Office (CTO) is interested in receiving research and development proposals for the Defense Acquisition Challenge (DAC) Program focusing on the following areas: Hostile Fire/Aircrew Protection (small arms & man-portable air-defense systems); Extended Range Small Arms; Improved Unmanned Systems & Sensors (Autonomous, Portable, Air, Ground, and Underwater); Tactical Unit Field Medical Capabilities; Decision Support/Cognitive Assistance for Operational Planning; Enhanced/Lightweight Soldier Protection & Cooling; Space & Situational Awareness; Improved Efficiencies/Alternative Power Sources & Synthetic Fuels; Trusted Cell Phones with Improved Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP); Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) turrets with improved SWaP; Live, Virtual, Immersive, Mobile and Adaptable Training; Non-Lethal Weapons; Fast Craft "Swarm" Protection; Underwater Craft Detection; Sea-Mine Neutralization; Man-Portable Electronic Countermeasures; Low to No-Metal Signature Mine/Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection/Defeat; Expeditionary Forensics; Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Robotics; Personal Small Arms Fire Detection; Standoff Suicide Bomber Detection; Tunnel Detection; Composite and Alloy Structures; Aircraft Sensor Fusion; Blue Force/Red Force Battlefield Tracking; Proactive Information Assurance; Vehicle Restraint &Occupant Protection Systems; Affordable Precision Munitions; Scalable Effects Munitions; Extended Range Munitions; Parasitic Weight Reduction; Infrared Signature Reduction; Detection of Low Observables; Improved Hearing Protection; Cyber Defense; Counter Anti-Access and Area Denial; Counter-Proliferation; Ordnance/Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Detection, Identification, Safing, and Disposal; Urban/Cultural Geospatial Situational Awareness; Frequency Spectrum Management and Optimization; and Chemical-Biological Protection/Detection Capabilities. Proposals are sought from US domestic educational institutions, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations and private industry.

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