The U.S. Army is seeking input from industry on technologies to support the Solid and Liquid Identification Kit, part of the military’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (DR SKO).
The DR SKO provides mobile CBRN detection and identification capabilities for unit mission durations of up to 14.5 hours to characterize a site in Level A, Class II, and Class III ensembles.
The DR SKO requires modular packaging of CBRN equipment including each and every ancillary component necessary to complete the mission.
The planned Solid and Liquid Identification Kit will have a rapid detection and identification capability for solid and liquid chemical warfare agents (CWA), toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), and other chemicals.
Technologies will consist of a handheld and man‐portable instrument or set of instruments for use during dismounted reconnaissance, hazardous response, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) confirmation survey and monitoring tasks. The equipment will be used in enclosed or confined spaces that current systems cannot reach.
The U.S. Army will use information gained from this RFI to identify potential equipment having an improved dismounted CBRN detection and identification capability for use by Department of Defense (DoD) forces to assess and characterize potential CBRN incidents.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W911SR-15-R-Detection-ID. The response deadline is Oct 29, 2015.