Rapid Fire May 3, 2012: Developmental Test Report
- In light of GAO protests by the companies who didn’t get the business, the Air Force is rethinking its NetCents II awards announced on April 16. At stake, a multiple award IDIQ with a ceiling of $6.9B.
Spotting a trend, through the noise:
- DARPA is interested in Extremely High Frequency (EHF) electronics that are compact enough to be embarked on planes. The goal is to develop a Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) capable of engaging moving targets through obscurants such as clouds or dust. July/August 2013 update: L-3 and Northrop Grumman awards.
- The US Army wants innovative Semi-Active Laser (SAL) signal processing techniques that work in noisy environments.
- The US Navy seeks intelligent agents to predict swarming and other nonlinear, dispersed tactics against surface forces.