The U.S. Army Contracting Command this week issued a new Request for Information (RFI) in support of Increment II of the Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS) program.
The JBTDS Increment II will be a lightweight, low-cost, battery operable system designed to rapidly detect and collect a sample of airborne biological warfare agents. The JBTDS will be employed to maintain situational awareness for biological surveillance, intelligence, and reconnaissance mission, and sensitive/tactical site exploitation.
The market survey seeks to gather current and future potential biological technologies for three tactical applications:
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Biological Sensor Platform
- Unmanned Ground Sensors (UGS) Biological Sensor Platform
- Unattended Biological Sensor Platform
Specifically sought are lightweight biological system or components that incorporate technologies for detection or collection of biological agents while minimizing human interface.
The effort is overseen by the Joint Product Manager (JPM) for Biological Detection Systems (BD) as part of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).
Performance requirements and further details are available via Solicitation Number: W911SR-15-D-RFI-0010. The response deadline is January 30, 2015.