WASHINGTON — The U.S. Military desires to know if there are further radio distributors that may compete on an integration effort involving the service’s Built-in Visible Augmentation System, or IVAS.
Based on a request for info posted final week, the Military’s Program Government Workplace Command, Management, Communications-Tactical is looking for single-channel information radios that may “help and combine” with IVAS. The IVAS program, led by the Soldier Lethality Cross-Purposeful Crew, supplies troopers with synthetic intelligence-enhanced goggles that help with navigation, focusing on, and superior evening and thermal imaginative and prescient.
The present distributors are Silvus and Domo Tactical Communications. The RFI states that the Military will want about 100,000 radios, with procurement beginning within the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and delivered to troopers starting in June 2022. Paul Mehney, communications director for PEO C3T, stated there shall be a number of awards.
“We consider that the know-how has matured within the industrial house and we consider that there’s further distributors that may compete. We’ve additionally, by way of the soldier touchpoints, discovered about how these radios are going to be doubtlessly used and in what configuration they’ll be used,” Mehney informed C4ISRNET.
“Initially these radios had been meant solely to be on the squad stage to kind a squad community. Now we consider that we will carry that as much as the platoon stage as a result of the waveforms and the radios themselves have matured within the industrial sector to permit us to carry extra nodes into the community, and we might even check out bringing them as much as the corporate stage as nicely.”
The only-channel information radios, working with IVAS, will present a small form-factor resolution to move Tactical Assault Package information between dismounted troopers to extend situational consciousness. Responses are due Oct. 7.