Defense Department hosting virtual C-sUAS industry open house

By Jaspreet Gill / September 22, 2020 at 12:22 PM

The Defense Department is inviting industry to a virtual open house Oct. 30 focusing on counter-small unmanned aircraft systems, according to a notice posted today.

The event will be hosted by the Army-led Joint C-sUAS Office and the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and will outline DOD’s approach to C-sUAS. The open house will also cover operational capability requirements, current capabilities, strategy and training aspects.

"The C-sUAS industry open house will provide information regarding emerging requirements, address the multitude of C-sUAS challenges, and encourage competition and efficiencies in future technology development and procurement activities," the notice states.

Prior to the virtual event, DOD "expects to validate the operational capability requirements for C-sUAS as well as finalize its C-sUAS strategy and Industry Engagement Plan, which together will serve as the basis for providing a path ahead for innovation opportunities, evaluation and industry demonstration," according to the notice.

Pre-selected questions will be answered during the event. Industry should submit questions by Oct. 2.