Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities for Weapon System Improvements

S²MARTS Project No. 22-04
AWARD NOTICE

On April 27, 2022, the Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities for Weapon System Improvements opportunity was awarded to EaglePicher Technologies.


NOTABLE DATES

Innovator NETWORX: March 10, 2022 from 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Project TalX: March 14, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Questions Deadline: March 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET

Solutions Deadline: March 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET


RFS RELEASE

The Government has released the RFS (Request for Solutions) for the Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities for Weapon System Improvements. Please find the RFS and accompanying attachments below.

Request for Solutions: S2MARTS 2204 RFS Hypersonics Advanced Capability Rev.1 – 16 Mar 22

Accompanying attachments:


PROJECT UPDATES

27 March 2022

S2MARTS Project 22-04, Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities for Weapon System Improvements has been awarded to EaglePicher Technologies.

22 March 2022

In addition to the Q&A responses provided yesterday from the Project TALX event, the Government has provided a new set of Q&A responses today. The latest document below addresses general questions received throughout the solicitation process.

RFS QA Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities Final

21 March 2022

The Government has released the official written responses to the questions posed during the Project TALX event held on March 14th. Please view the document below.

PJTX QA Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities Final

16 March 2022

The security classification for this project has been changed from SECRET to UNCLASSIFIED. As a result, the DD Form 254 is no longer required. Please note the changes to the RFS document below:

RFS Paragraph (B) 8. Supporting Attachments:

  • Removed DD Form 254 attachment

RFS Paragraph (C) 2. Security classification & other restrictions:

  • Revised Project classification from SECRET to Unclassified
  • Removed requirement for the DD Form 254

PROJECT TALX

Monday, March 14, 2022

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Event Recording

Slides from the Event

The Government’s Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities for Weapon System Improvements team is hosting this interactive briefing, designed to provide insights into the Request for Solutions (RFS) and in return, help inform your RFS response by giving you a better understanding of the desired outcome of the prototype, with information directly from the source.

INNOVATOR NETWORX

Thursday, March 10, 2022

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Event registration is now closed

Join your fellow NSTXL innovators for this 30-minute event, introduce your organization and its capabilities, and learn what others are doing in support of this opportunity.

This virtual teaming program facilitates discussions about how participants can contribute to a team through member capabilities. Participants are encouraged to continue the conversation after the event by joining the opportunity teaming board on NSTXL Community.


OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW

The Department of the Navy (DoN) is seeking prototype support in the area of Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities for Weapon System Improvements.

As threats and mission requirements continue to evolve, NSWC Crane seeks to improve and upgrade its capabilities portfolio to meet warfighter requirements. NSWC Crane desires to expand its partnership with traditional and non-traditional industry sources to identify solutions to weapon system improvement opportunities and execute rapid demonstration for potential inclusion to the DoN program portfolio. Technologies include battery modules, alternative Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) for navigation in place of Global Positioning System (GPS), and high temperature Radio Frequency (RF) apertures to survive the extreme environment external to the vehicle. Target Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) for solutions are TRLs 3 – 5. NSWC Crane will accept as low as TRL 3 or exceeding TRL 5. Each technology will be utilized in naval applications and needs to be suitable for shipboard and submarine use.

The primary objective of this effort is to rapidly develop hypersonic advanced capability prototypes.  The intent is to identify, accelerate maturity, and demonstrate technologies onboard a developmental flight test representing relevant shock, vibration, and thermal environments. Upon successful development, demonstration, and technology readiness assessment (TRA), the capabilities will be considered for the program’s inclusion. Industry responses shall identify how the proposed solution addresses the individual topics – a battery module solution, an alternative PNT solution, or a high temperature apertures solution.

The Hypersonics Advanced Capabilities prototype project is estimated to be completed within 18-24 months for the entire effort.