The attached Request for Information (RFI) is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Solution (RFS) or a promise to issue an RFS in the future. This RFI does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever.
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and the PEO STRI Agile Acquisition Response (STAAR) Team publishes this RFI to solicit industry’s capabilities as market research in identifying potential geo-pairing Force-on-Force (FoF) and Force-on-Target (FoT) training solutions. Terrain Augmented Geometric Pairing (geo-pairing) is defined as a combination of technologies that incorporates terrain data to include manmade and natural obstacles, sensors that measure engagement parameters (e.g., 3D position, weapon type and trajectory, point of impact, target type, cumulative damage), and computer algorithms that provide the result of a simulated engagement to training participants in near real-time (accounting for time of flight) leveraging battlefield effects (e.g., visual, audible, haptic). This RFI seeks to introduce Placed, Thrown, and Dropped Objects in support of FoF / FoT engagements for Live Training. Solutions must communicate with the Government-owned Live Training Transformation (LT2) infrastructure. This RFI is also inquiring about industry’s capabilities to demonstrate, integrate, test, and produce geo-pairing solutions that address Direct Fire (small arms), Direct Fire (vehicles), Counter Defilade, and Indirect Fire – Mortars.
Solutions must increase the live training environment realism and evolve to interface with future/emerging architecture (e.g., STE-Information System (IS), Embedded Training), and move the U.S. Army closer to meet the future training strategic objectives (Multi-Domain Operations).
Listed below is the anticipated acquisition milestone timeline for the STE-LTS FoF Tier 2 Engagement Types (Placed, Thrown, and Dropped Objects) and Enabling Technologies effort. The milestones are “draft” only and are subject to change.
1. RFI Questions Due: 20 September 2021
2. RFI Responses Due: 4 October 2021
3. RFS Released: October 2021
4. Project TALX/Industry Day: November 2021
5. RFS Responses Due: November 2021
6. OTA Award: 3rd QTR FY22