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DoD Seeks New Radiological Detection System

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The Joint Project Manager for Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPM-RND) is seeking proposals to provide the Department of Defense with a Radiological Detection System (RDS) that will replace the Joint Services current radiation detection, indication and computation (RADIAC) systems.

The RDS is required to provide increased capability and enable the Joint Services to effectively conduct joint operations with interoperable equipment, by providing a network centric, rugged radiation detection capability for detection of the entire spectrum of radiological and nuclear hazards and threats.

The proposed RDS contract will include a 10-year period of performance which will be implemented in three phases. Phase I is expected to be a 36-month effort and includes System Integration and Demonstration to include design, development and manufacture of 14 test articles as well as support of government test activities.

Phase II includes the low rate initial production (LRIP) as Option 1, which may be exercised at the discretion of the Government based on need and results achieved in Phase I. Phase II is expected to be a 36 month effort for the production of 30 radiological detection systems. Phase II also includes ancillary support efforts as options.

Phase III includes Full Rate Production (FRP) as Option 2 which may be ordered over a five (5) year period at the discretion of the Government based on need and results achieved in Phase II. Phase III includes an Option for Initial Spare and repair parts.

JPM-RND stated they anticipate up to three awards will be made from this solicitation.

Further details are available under Solicitation Number: W911SR14R0009. The effort is currently in the Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) phase.

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