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Defence issues RFI for Integrated Undersea Surveillance

Defence has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for Project SEA5012 Ph.1 – Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems. The RFI closes on 24 September and while not discussing schedules for technology maturity, acquisition and service entry, it asks respondents to include information on a range of technologies, both current and emerging.

The objectives of the RFI process are to:

  • inform Defence about the technical readiness levels of potential options which meet its needs
  • Seek information regarding Australian industry’s ability to design, manufacture, supply and sustain the sub-systems, systems and systems-of-systems which will constitute the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System
  • Understand approximate project cost and schedule assumptions.

The project is seeking information from industry with regards to:

  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Sensor signal processing and analysis
  • Future systems and alternative technologies and concepts.

Respondents may offer options which fulfil the needs for more than one discrete system, or offer multiple solutions for a single need.

Defence advises that it envisages project SEA5012 Ph.1 involving US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controlled information and material and has flagged this possibility to help industry understand the possible requirements of future procurements.

To view and download the RFI documentation go to the AusTender page

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