Army issues RFI for Gray Eagle UAS multidomain equipment support

By Jaspreet Gill / January 6, 2020 at 10:31 AM

The Army is seeking multidomain equipment support for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System.

A Jan. 2 request for information states the Army is looking for payload systems and sensors to be integrated into the UAS “to penetrate defense-in-depth anti-access and area denial environments and sense, identify and geolocate enemy threat radar as well a communications systems that are encompassed in the Air Defense Systems.”

The service is looking for multidomain hardware and software systems with a technology readiness level of six or greater to detect and share information on enemy threats, such as radar warning receivers/electronic support measures, electronic intelligence payload systems and synthetic aperture radar/moving target indicator systems.

The notice also says the integration of MDO support equipment onto the MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS operating above 20,000 feet is a near-term demonstration goal for the service.

Responses are due Jan. 27.