The Joint Project Manager – Protection (JPM-P) of the Joint Program Executive Office – Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) has issued a new request for information in support of the Contamination Indication / Decontamination Assurance System (CIDAS) effort.
The government seeks sources capable of supporting CIDAS assurance technology and applicators for visually indicating traditional nerve and blister chemical warfare agents and non-traditional agents on tactical vehicles, aircraft, shipboard surfaces, crew-served weapons, and individual weapons that may have been exposed to chemical contamination in hostile or non-hostile environments.
The CIDAS will be used by personnel in Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) level 4 to assist in immediate, operational, or thorough decontamination of military equipment to reduce the hazard to personnel and equipment and to assist in restoration of operational mission capability. Anticipated CIDAS requirements include two configurations of applicator: a small scale weighing less than 12 pounds, and a mid scale weighing less than 24 pounds. The applicators should apply the indicator to a surface, such as a HMMWV, to indicate the presence and location of contamination within five minutes.
The goal of CIDAS is to provide the Warfighter a capability that not only indicates trace levels of chemical warfare agents on surfaces before or after a decontamination operation, but also visually indicates the exact location of that contamination and provides significant utility during decon operations.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: W911QY-14-R-0024.