Navy research and engineering officials are casting a wide net among industry to help the service develop a new generation of multi-domain sensor payload technologies for manned and unmanned systems.
A broad agency announcement (BAA) issued by Naval Air Warfare Command on 28 February is soliciting technical details and associated cost proposals for a raft of new sensor and communications technologies. "The purpose of these sensors and surveillance systems is to support a variety of Aviation missions including Air-Undersea Warfare (USW), Airborne Strike, Air Warfare, Counter-Air, Close-Air Support and Interdiction, Defense Suppression, Electronic Attack, Naval Warfare and Amphibious Strike, and Anti-Surface Warfare," the solicitation stated.
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