C4iSR: Air

US Army seeking multi-int sensors for urban combat

10 September 2019

The US Army's Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) is looking for solutions to increase mobility and survivability of its multi-intelligence (multi-int) sensor packages, for both manned and unmanned platforms, for urban combat operations.

The multi-int capabilities being sought by the Army's Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center under I2WD are distinctly designed "to support and or enhance the performance of dismounted soldiers during Urban Operations (UO)", according to a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) issued by the centre on 26 August.

"This includes development and testing of prototype devices and subsystems [and] potential interface [into] existing and or future architectures", for both hardware and communications architectures in a "simulated [urban] operational environment", according to the BAA. Potential industry solutions will be evaluated with an "emphasis ... on optimum sensor combinations, size, weight, power, and communications" capabilities - for "sensor to sensor, sensor to soldier [and] sensor to central point" communication links, it added.

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