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K -- Modification of Equipment

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Solicitation Notice
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NAVSURFWARCEN, Dahlgren Division, 17320 Dahlgren Road, Dahlgren, VA 22448-5100
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This synopsis is being posted to both the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.eps.gov and the Navy Electronic Commerce on-line (NECO) site located at http://www.neco.navy.mil. While it is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopses and solicitations to the Internet, NECO is the alternative in case FBO is unavailable. Please feel free to use either site to access information posted by the Navy Sea Systems Command. The Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren Division, intends to purchase through other than full and open competition from AeroVironment, Inc. 69 Moreland Rd. Simi Valley, CA 93065, services related to the integration of a Modular Wearable Computers (MOWC), which will be provided as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), with the Dragon Eye UAV system. BACKGROUND: In today's modern battle spaces, where potential enemies understand the United States strengths and capitalize on the asymmetric nature ! of specific areas, small unit leaders will increasingly enter these hostile environments and encounter life-threatening situations. The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab recognizes that tactical units need an organic suite of unmanned low-risk system capabilities to conduct Reconnaissance Surveillance, Target Acquisition (RSTA) in these complex environments. It is believed that an integrated MOWC will assist this mission by providing real-time RSTA data, increasing the using unit's overall situational awareness. This coverage, executed by an organic suite of remote sensors, and controlled/monitored off of one central MOWC, will provide observational data of confined/distant areas where human access is impractical or unsustainable, mitigating risk to the Marines normally carrying out these missions. Fully functional prototypes of these unmanned systems (Dragon Runner UGV and SUSS) are being developed and demonstrated by the National Robotics Engineering Consortium, Carnegie Me! llon University Robotic's Institute and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL). The Dragon Eye UAV, currently under system enhancement by MCWL as produced by AeroVironment, Inc, is a formal program of record within Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA. In order to support continued experimentation by MCWL RSTA Technology section, one integrated MOWC (to include description, specifications, engineering support and operation instructions) is required for experimentation. The MCWL will conduct experiments to determine the efficacy of such a computer system at the Marine small unit level. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor shall integrate (within 12 months of contract award) one GFE Modular Wearable Computer (MOWC) to operate a Dragon Eye UAV. The Contractor shall support integration testing of the MOWC with a vendor TBD, Inc with the Dragon Eye UAV. The Contractor shall support an Integrate Product Team (IPT) structure for the development and test phases. The contractor shall provide the cost associated for the purchase of one (1) dedicated DE UAV (production aircraft) for test purposes. The Request for Proposal number is N00178-05-R-1015. The estimated date for the solicitation to be posted on FEDBIZOPPS is 14 December 2004. DoD will no longer award contracts to contractors not registered in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) database. Registration can be completed by accessing the CCR Web Site at http://www.ccr.gov. A paper registration form may be obtained from the DoD Electronic Commerce Information Center at (888) 227-2423.
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