This webpage provides an overview of where the Department of Defense (DoD) would like to go with Weapons science and technology (S&T). Please note the data presented on this webpage is linked to the announcement made in the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). There will only be one announcement in the FBO site. All subsequent announcement and updates will be only posted on this webpage.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD/R&E) is sponsoring the 2015 Weapons Technologies COI Industry IR&D TIM from 20-24 April 2015 at the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)s, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA.
The Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) environment and 5th / 6th Generation U.S. Air Platforms capabilities present new challenges and opportunities for weapons that require new S&T solutions. SECDEF’s
”Sustaining US Global Leadership” Strategic Guidance and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (R&E) Strategy documents are focused on the following prioritized approach to address these challenges and leverage opportunities in a budget-constrained environment:
- Mitigate current & anticipated threat capabilities
- Affordably enable new or extended capabilities in existing military systems
- Develop technology surprise through science and engineering
Subject matter experts (SMEs) from the services and other DoD Components including ASDR&E, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Missile Defense Agency, will come together to enrich the technology dialogue with Industry.
The Weapons COI S&T areas of critical interest for this Technology Interchange are grouped in the following sub-areas. For definitions and the scope of these sub-areas, please see the document library.
- Guidance, Navigation, & Control and Datalinks (GN&C and DL)
- Ordnance, and
- Guided Weapon Demonstrators (GWD)
Using ongoing prototyping (including additive manufacturing) and/or multi-physics modeling and simulation to enable advanced capabilities in these sub-areas at significantly- reduced development timelines or favorable costs is of particular interest.
As you do your due diligence on your interest in this DoD-Industry technology engagement, we are sure you will have questions about the technical intent of documents, and data shared, and processes to be used in the planning and execution of these events. Your inquiries can be addressed to the DoD planning team at email@example.com. Our team of experts is postured to provide you timely responses.
Our Weapons COI has put together strategic and informative documents that are accessible through a library built for this engagement on the marketplace, - as well as in the DTIC repository on the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET). We recommend reading the information in the Document Library below in the order specified for most efficient understanding of the content as it builds from general to more specific. Please check back to this webpage for updates.
The notional schedule below is for planning purposes and subject to change. Any subsequent revisions will be posted to this page.
- 29 December 2014 – Open window for submissions of Industry technical reports to the Marketplace IR&D database begins; forward IR&D report number list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 20 February 2015 – Close submission window for receipt of Industry’s projects.
- 20 March 2015 – Selected firms receive invitation to participate in the face-to-face event, including allotted dates/times for technical discussions with the Government SME team.
- 10 April 2015– Selected Industry attendees provide read-aheads.
- 20-24 April 2015 – Event is conducted at IDA, Alexandria, VA.
The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with Industry as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions. Some general and, limited data will be made available through this webpage. Most information that we can share, however, may be of classified or unclassified, but sensitive nature, and can only be accessed in a Distribution C, D, or F state. Please refer other requests for these documents and data using the email email@example.com.
Recommend reading documents in this order top to bottom.
- DSB Technology Innovation Enablers Superiority 2030
- Recommendations on technology investments that enable DoD to maintain capability superiority in 2030. Weapons technology on p.32-39.
- OASDRE Hard Problems Weapons COI Linkage (Distribution restrictions apply)
- Instructions to download NDIA Hard Problems Briefings DTIC SIPRNET (Distribution restrictions apply)
- USAF Weapons Strategy Arming 5th 6th Gen Aircraft A2AD 20141017 (Distribution restrictions apply)
- Naval Weapons Strategy Air Warfare and Weapons ONR 35 20150122 (Distribution restrictions apply)
- Army Weapons Strategy Weapons COI Industry Intro 20150126 (Distribution restrictions apply)
- DTRA Strategy and Review DISTRO F 20150122 (Distribution restrictions apply)
- Weapons COI taxonomy descriptions ** NEW **
- Weapons CoI Portfolio Overview IR&D TIM Scope (Distribution restrictions apply)
- Weapons Technologies CoI FINAL 20141202 Distro D IR&D TIM (Distribution restrictions apply)
- Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for Weapons Technologies
- Hypersonics Overview DISTRO C FINAL 20141201 (Distribution restrictions apply)
The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with Industry as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions. Some general and, limited data will be made available through this webpage. Most information that we can share, however, may be of classified or unclassified, but sensitive nature, and can only be accessed in a Distribution C, D, or F state. Also, dates listed are subject to change. Please refer other requests for these documents and data using the email firstname.lastname@example.org.