|Agency:||Department of the Army|
|Type of Government:||Federal|
|Posted:||Nov 27, 2018|
|Due:||Jan 7, 2019|
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Technology Call for the 2020 Maneuver Support, Sustainment, and Protection Integration Experiments (MSSPIX 20).
1. Background. The Maneuver Support, Sustainment, & Protection Integrated Experiment (MSSPIX) campaign of experimentation follows the ARCIC Live Prototype Assessment (ALPA) guidance. MSSPIX provides a centralized experimentation and analysis process for technologies which provide desired capabilities, verifies critical operational data and makes recommendations for further development and additional improvements based on the analysis. These experiments will inform future capability requirements in support of Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) that will directly align with the Army Modernization Priorities and each supporting Cross-Functional Teams. The ALPA effort offers four ARCIC Live Experimentation (ALE) venues, Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE), Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX), Cyber Quest (CQ) and MSSPIX. These venues are described in Appendix H as a means to help guide proposed technologies to the most appropriate venue.
2. Intent. In accordance with the ALPA FY19/20/21 Planning Guidance, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) and Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) will host MSSPIX 2020 to examine Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) capabilities and concepts designed to address experiment objectives for Maneuver Support, Sustainment and Protection. Defeating capable enemies in the future requires Army maneuver forces enabled by Maneuver Support and Sustainment equities in all five domains - Land, Air, Cyberspace, Space and Maritime.
3. Timeline. The milestones for MSSPIX 2020 Technology Selection are outlined below. All dates are projected and may shift.
a. 6 Jan 19: Technology submissions due.
b. 8 Feb 19: CoE PreSelection (CoE tiering) completed & results released.
c. 5 Mar 19: Technology Selection Meeting/Tier II briefings (phone or in person)
d. 5 Apr 19: CoE sponsorship forms due
e. 9 Apr 19: Technology selection results released.
f. May 19 - March 2020: Supporting Plan Development
g. 13-17 Apr 20: Range & Equipment Set Up
h. 20-24 Apr 20: System Training
i. 27 Apr - 8 May 20: Live Prototype Assessment Event
j. May-Aug 20: Development of deliverable products
k. 10 Aug 20: Final report due
4. Experiment Objectives. A list of Experiment Objectives follows. See enclosure 1 & 3 for more information regarding desired capabilities associated with each experiment objectives.
a. Objective 1: How does the Army better enable F2025B Soldiers to understand the operational environment (conditions, circumstances and influences) ISO the employment of capabilities that enable commander decisions? Examples of desired capabilities include: Ability to assess terrain & infrastructure preferably from standoff locations; Improved ability to map subterranean environment: Enhanced capabilities to collect & share Police Intelligence; and improved ability for real-time understanding of CBRN environments.
b. Objective 2: How does the Army conduct shaping activities to influence the local population, enemy forces and other actors, and the terrain, within the operational environment? Examples of desired capabilities include: Compliant obstacles to shape terrain: Improved capabilities to conduct area or route clearance; Capabilities which provide improved lethality & survivability; Improved ability to manage signatures: Ability to leverage Robotic & Autonomous System/Artificial Intelligence (RAS/AI) to conduct shaping operations; and Non-Lethal Information Operations.
c. Objective 3: How does the Army better mitigate the effect of obstacles designed or employed to impede freedom of movement? Examples of desired capabilities include: Improved ability to breach complex obstacles clear/breach obstacles in-stride; enhanced capability to conduct operations in a CBRN environment; capability to leverage RAS/AI in gap crossing operations; improved detention operations; and tactical gap crossing.
d. Objective 4: How can Maneuver Support Forces be better enabled to provide enhanced technical protection capabilities? Examples of desired capabilities include: capability to obscure signature in the electromagnetic spectrum; capability that integrates analysis of forensics, CBRN agents and explosive hazards; improved ability to detect and mitigate subterranean structures; and inherent survivability in a CBRN environment.
e. Objective 5: How do we provide the capability to extend endurance and operational reach, increase operational readiness, reduce demand, and execute responsive sustainment to widely dispersed units in support of Multi Domain Operations? Examples of desired capabilities include:
• Reduce our current fuel consumption and power demand (i.e. solar and wind power, hydrogen powered vehicles, alternate fuels and future sources of energy )
• Autonomous ground and air resupply (i.e. drones and unmanned vehicles)
• Alternate sources of water (i.e. water from air, man portable water purification systems and grey water reuse)
• Individual Soldier renewable energies (i.e. improved battery life and power, personal solar technologies, electro chemical power generation)
• Additive Manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing of replacement parts)
• Near-Real / Real time Personnel Asset Visibility (PAV) (technology to change a Soldier's duty status from Present for Duty (PDY) to something other than PDY (e.g., WIA, KIA, or MIA). Must include DTG and geo location to inform other HR functions e.g., strength reporting, replacement operations and casualty operations
5. Technology Selection Process.
a. All proposals must be submitted electronically NLT 6 January 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the MSSPIX 2020 Submitter's Guide, at Appendix C, for detailed instructions on how to submit a technology proposal.
b. The technology selection committee will assess all Tier II submissions during the MSSPIX 2020 Technology Selection Panel at Fort Lee, VA and Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 5 March 2019. Tier II briefings will consist of a 10 minute verbal presentation using the submitted quad charts. Use of video is allowed during this presentation. The presentation will be followed by 5 minutes for questions. Technology providers can opt to brief in-person, at either Fort Lee or Fort Leonard Wood, or via phone. No preference is extended based on either option.
c. Selected technologies will have a Center of Excellence sponsor who has reviewed the provided documents and has expressed a desire to learn from live experimentation with the technology. Sponsors are responsible for developing basic experiment study issues for technologies and are responsible for executing the Experiment to Action Recommendations (ETAR) at the conclusion of the experiment.
d. Candidate technology participation must be funded by the proposing organization (government or industry). Technology providers will pay all costs associated with developing, transporting, training, and sustaining selected technologies during the experiment period.
6. Submission Instructions. Submissions for MSSPIX 2020 must follow the procedures outlined in enclosure 3.
7. Submission Point of Contact. The point of contact for all technology submissions and questions pertaining to the selection process is Mr. Dennis Hutchinson, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Battle Lab, Fort Leonard Wood, MO at (573)563-5253 or email@example.com.
8. BAA posting Point of Contact. Only questions pertaining to the BAA electronic posting are to be directed to Jose E. Morales-Berrios, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, firstname.lastname@example.org or (573)596-0269.
Enclosure 1: Signed MSSPIX 2020 Technology Call. Information only
Enclosure 2: MSSPIX 2020 Experiment Objectives. Information only.
Enclosure 3: MSSPIX 2020 Submitter's Guide. Information only.
Enclosure 4: MSSPIX 2020 Quad Chart Template. Required for submission.
Enclosure 5: MSSPIX 2020 White Paper Template. Required for submission.
Enclosure 6: MSSPIX 2020 Experiment Timeline. Information Only.
Enclosure 7: MSSPIX 2020 Graphic Handout. Information only.
Enclosure 8: ALE Venue Description
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