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RFCM Active Expendable Device (AED) – New Countermeasure Device

S²MARTS Project No. 23-10


The Government team has answered your questions regarding RFCM AED.

To review the documents, please fill out the document request form on the right.


Tuesday, 13 February 2024 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 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 recording and slide deck by filling out the Key Document Request form on the right.

Request for Solutions

The Government has released the Request for Solution (RFS) for the RFCM AED opportunity. To review the RFS and its accompanying documents, fill out the Key Document request form on the right side of this page.

To access the RFS Classified Annex: System Performance Specification (Attachment C) please fill out this form: Request Classified Annex

If you have any questions regarding the RFS, you can submit them until 12 February 2024 at 12:00 PM ET and the final solutions are due by 25 March 2024 at 12:00 PM ET.


During this virtual teaming event, organizations interested in the RFCM AED opportunity had 5-7 minutes to present their capabilities to other interested organizations and meet others who complement their offerings.


Are you interested in teaming for the RFCM Active Expendable Device (AED) - New Countermeasure Device opportunity? Fill out the Teaming List form here AED 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.


The Department of Navy (DoN) is seeking a prototype for a broadband, freefall Radio Frequency (RF) Countermeasures (CM) AED to use independently or in conjunction with other on/off-board countermeasures.

Advanced Air-to-Air and Surface-to-Air RF guided threats are employing bands of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) requiring RFCM with expanded frequency coverage and EMS agility. RT-1489/ALE Generic Expendable (GEN-X) decoy, the existing Department of Navy (DoN) freefall RFCM, is based on 1980s technology that is: obsolete, out of production, limited in its capability, designed against an outdated threat list, not programmable/updateable, and in a 36mm round form-factor. The ALE-47/Common Carriage aircraft CM dispenser system is moving all countermeasures to a square form factor for commonality with other services.

The RFCM Active Expendable Device (AED) - New Countermeasure Device Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype project will be defined by the performer’s proposed solution and schedule but is estimated within a 52-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:

November 16, 2023 10:00 am ET

RFS Release:

January 30, 2024 10:00 am ET

RNI Release:


Questions Due:

February 12, 2024 12:00 pm ET

Q&A Responses:

February 13, 2024 8:00 am ET

Solution Due:

March 25, 2024 12:00 pm ET

Award Notice:


Awareness Day:


Awareness Day:


Innovator NETWORX:

November 29, 2023 3:00 pm ET

February 13, 2024 3:00 pm ET