SDA requesting Advanced Fire Control Ground Infrastructure proposals

By Shelley K. Mesch / June 21, 2024 at 2:31 PM

The Space Development Agency is requesting proposals for infrastructure and mission integration for its Advanced Fire Control efforts, according to a solicitation posted yesterday.

The Advanced Fire Control Ground Infrastructure will be used with agency programs including Fire-control On Orbit support to the warfighter, or FOO Fighter, and future demonstration programs.

“The AFCGI acquisition will provide a common, enduring ground infrastructure and resources to minimize the cost and complexity for multiple AFC prototype efforts,” a notice from SDA states.

The selected contractor, according to the solicitation, will deliver and manage ground segment resources including ground entry points and terrestrial network connections; outfit and manage the government-owned, contractor-operated Demonstration Operations Center; manage a cloud service to host space vehicle operations center software, archive data, enable remote access to data for on-orbit demonstrations and interface with mission partner systems; and provide program management, systems integration and operations and maintenance for AFC.

AFCGI has previously been called the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture Futures Ground Integration, but SDA renamed the program after focusing on fire control efforts, the agency said.

A separate request will be released later this year for Advanced Fire Control Mission Integration to see mission partner interfaces, sensor orchestration and data fusion, according to SDA.