The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is seeking sources for new, innovative systems to deny entry, exit, and operational use of facilities designed to support the production, storage, or employment of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials.
Such systems may be employed for days to weeks in semi-permissive elimination operations environments. The mission scenario may require technologies to deny access to WMD facilities for some time period (days to weeks) until elimination equipment and personnel arrive on site. Such access denial scenarios for elimination operations may be warranted to reduce illegal proliferation, control sensitive sites, or protect local populations.
DTRA specifies that technologies or concepts: must not violate any existing domestic and international laws, policies, or treaties; should be employable in semi-permissive environments; should consider remote or standoff delivery/applications if direct access to the facility is not feasible; may use active or passive means to deny access to WMD facilities; and any autonomous or semi-autonomous systems require “man-in-the-loop” decision-making ability.
The government will use the responses to the information request to plan and conduct research and development of one or more candidate concepts as a technology demonstration project.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: J9CXW13002. The response deadline is April 8, 2013.