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Stand-Off Precision Guided Weapon Program Cruise Missile


RT&L FOCUS AREA(S): Hypersonics; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Weapons The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with section 3.5 of the Announcement. Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to develop an innovative long-range cruise missile that will fit in the Common Launch Tube (CLT) and have a threshold range of 200 NM and an objective range greater than 400NM. DESCRIPTION: Design a long-range cruise missile incorporated into a Common Launch Tube (CLT) with a threshold range of 200 NM and an objective range greater than 400NM. This system will include, at threshold, an EO/IR seeker and as an objective incorporate a multi-mode seeker package able to acquire and/or reacquire targets in flight. At threshold it shall have a removable payload section that can accept 13lbs of warhead or other desired payload (objective of 37 lbs), compatibility with an X-Net radio, electric propulsion, and an INS/GPS (M-Code) capability. Key attributes include the long range, data link connection to Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL) (threshold) and SADL/Link-16 (objective), resilient GPS/INS to work in a denied GPS environment, a sensor capable of identifying targets once over the target area, and a payload to effect the target. PHASE I: Conduct a feasibility study to assess what is in the art of the possible that satisfies the requirements specified in the above paragraph entitled “Description.” The objective of this USSOCOM Phase I SBIR effort is to conduct and document the results of a thorough feasibility study (“Technology Readiness Level 3”) to investigate what is in the art of the possible within the given trade space that will satisfy a needed technology. The feasibility study should investigate all options that meet or exceed the minimum performance parameters specified in this write up. It should also address the risks and potential payoffs of the innovative technology options that are investigated and recommend the option that best achieves the objective of this technology pursuit. The funds obligated on the resulting Phase I SBIR contracts are to be used for the sole purpose of conducting a thorough feasibility study using scientific experiments and laboratory studies as necessary. Operational prototypes will not be developed with USSOCOM SBIR funds during Phase I feasibility studies. Operational prototypes developed with other than SBIR funds that are provided at the end of Phase I feasibility studies will not be considered in deciding what firm(s) will be selected for Phase II. PHASE II: This system could be used in a broad range of military applications where a long-range weapon must fit in small space. REFERENCES: 1. SOCOM Replenishing Precision-Guided Weapon Stockpiles;,systems%2C%20according%20to%20the%20company.&text=The%20kits%20will%20provide%20SOF,munitions%20and%20other%20weapon%20systems.
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