Army issues RFI for line-of-sight communications

By Evan Ochsner / February 4, 2022 at 12:21 PM

The Army is seeking information about advancements in line-of-sight communications as part of its ongoing network modernization efforts, according to a request for information issued Thursday.

The Army’s Product Manager Network Modernization is asking industry for information about LOS communications “that can provide greater throughput, require less manning, significant advantages in Size, Weight, and Power, improved capabilities and interoperable with the existing terrestrial LOS radio.”

The expected timeline for the project is fiscal year 2025 to FY-30, with the possibility of sustainment beyond FY-30, according to the RFI.

The new communication systems should have the flexibility to operate multiple radios on multiple channels and be capable of point to point, point to multipoint and multipath communication.

The request is also for information about capability of electronic countermeasures for jamming and interference. The system should be transportable in standard Army cargo vehicles, including the M1101 or M1102 trailers.

The systems antenna can have a maximum weight of 75lbs.

The deadline to submit a response is March 1.