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Demonstration of Aero Structures for Hypersonics – Manufacturing Optimization and Testing (DASH-MOT)

S²MARTS Project No. 23-12


The Government team has answered your questions regarding DASH-MOT. To review the documents, please fill out the document request form on the right.


Thursday, 28 March 2024 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

During this hour-long event, the Government team shared additional details about the project. Their insight into the opportunity is invaluable in crafting your solution.

You can access the DASH-MOT Project TALX Q&A, recording and slide deck by filling out the Key Document Request form on the right.


The Government has released the Request for Solution (RFS) for the DASH-MOT opportunity. If you have any questions regarding the RFS, you can submit them until 22 March 2024 at 12:00 PM ET and the final solutions are due by 15 April 2024 at 12:00 PM ET.

To review the RFS and its accompanying documents, fill out the key document request form on the right of this page.


During this virtual teaming event, organizations interested in the DASH-MOT opportunity will have 5-7 minutes to present their capabilities to other interested organizations. Join this exclusive event on 14 December at 1:00 pm ET to introduce yourself and meet others who complement your offerings. Register for the event here: Innovator NETWORX Registration

Teaming List Available

Are you interested in teaming for the DASH-MOT opportunity? Fill out the Teaming List form here DASH-MOT Teaming Request and you’ll receive the teaming list via email.

Important Note

By filling out this form, your company consents to sharing your information with other companies requesting the Teaming List. Please allow 1 – 2 business days for your information to be added to the online list you will receive via email.


Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane is seeking prototype solutions to expand the Navy’s capability to design, manufacture, characterize, and test hypersonic ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials.

Over the last several years, there has been limited success with demonstrating these capabilities. As the weapon suppliers develop these capabilities and they become more viable, there will be a desire to go even faster. There is also a desire to place future systems in even more extreme environments. As one increases Mach number, metallic solutions become less viable and the need for high temperature CMC composites becomes more apparent.

The DASH-MOT Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype project will be defined by the performer’s proposed schedule but is estimated within a 30-month period for the entire effort.

To view the full Coming Soon notice, please fill out the Request form to See Documents on the right side of the page.


Coming Soon Notice:

December 6, 2023 12:00 pm ET

RFS Release:

March 15, 2024 9:00 am ET

RNI Release:


Questions Due:

March 22, 2024 12:00 pm ET

Q&A Responses:

March 27, 2024 10:00 am ET

Solution Due:

April 15, 2024 12:00 pm ET

Award Notice:


Awareness Day:


Awareness Day:


Innovator NETWORX:

December 14, 2023 1:00 pm ET

March 28, 2024 1:00 pm ET