25-26 April 2018
Submission Deadline: 6 April
On 25-26 April in Fort Walton Beach, SOFWERX in collaboration with the Program Executive Office Fixed Wing (PEO-FW), in conjunction with technical experts from Government Labs, program offices, and Special Operations Forces (SOF), seeks to improve Stand-Off Precision Guided Munitions (SOPGM).
PEO-FW is seeking presentations for the following categories:
1. Selectable warhead explosive yield*
2. Selectable warhead shaping*
3. Technologies enabling GPS-denied operation
4. Munitions-specific data link radio with Link-16 waveform
5. Low-cost seekers with semi-active laser
*PEO-FW is not interested in Height of Burst technologies as a selectable warhead effect.
The purpose of this Capability Assessment Event (CAE) is to inform PEO-FW of the current state and near future of technology on these topics. The information provided might potentially support future commodity procurement (i.e. not a development program), inform future requirements for development programs, support a rapid integration/demonstration event, establish a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), support Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), establish a Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) project request, and/or SOCOM participation in a vendor demonstration of a capability.
PEO-FW has a particular interest in production ready systems: TRL 7 and MRL 7. However, PEO-FW will also consider presentations on lower TRL and MRL capabilities. Presented capabilities should require minimal-to-no hardware modifications to SOF FW aircraft and must be compatible with current SOF FW aircraft systems for any required software modifications; however, presented capabilities requiring hardware and software modifications specifically to munitions are welcomed.
0800-0810: SOFWERX Welcome/Opening Remarks
0820-0845: PEO FW Opening Remarks
0845-1000: Open Discussion/Question and Answer Session
1000-1700: Individual One-on-one sessions with government
0800-1700: Individual one-on-one sessions with the government
How to Get Involved
1. Review the SOPGM Brief: Click Here to Review Brief
2. Review the Quad Chart Template: Click Here to Download Template
3. Stakeholders are currently reviewing the submissions and are selecting up to 12 attendees for the one-on-one sessions.
– SOFWERX will send invitations to the selected participants 13 April 2018.
For additional event-related questions, please contact Tara Parker ([email protected]).
For additional tech-related questions, please contact Destin Fleming ([email protected]).
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