US Air Force officials want defence companies to submit prototype proposals for the revamped Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) system by April, as part of the service’s effort to get the beleaguered programme back on track.
The industry proposals for the 3DELRR effort will be evaluated under the air service’s “Speed Dealer” acquisition strategy, designed to fast-track evaluation and selection of radar prototypes, which could lay the groundwork for a follow-on production deal for 35 radar platforms, a 23 March air force solicitation states.
Issued by the Theater Battle Control Division at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, service officials expect to award up to three Other Transactional Agreements (OTAs) for prototype variants of the 3DELRR system via the Speed Dealer programme.
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