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Joint Future Theatre Lift (JFTL) Technology Study (JTS) Capability Request for Information (CRFI)

Solicitation Number: XR-20-OCT-10
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Material Command
Location: AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WF, WK)
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Special Notice
Added: Oct 20, 2010 1:27 pm Modified: Nov 17, 2010 1:37 pmTrack Changes
The Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) Requirements and Capabilities Integration Directorate, ASC/XR, Wright-Patterson AFB OH, is issuing a Capability Request for Information (CRFI). THIS IS A CAPABILITY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. This CRFI solicits information from Department of Defense (DoD ), other government agencies, US and/or foreign companies who can provide promising technologies and system concepts that can achieve a Joint Future Theater Lift (JFTL) capability. The Government will use the CRFI responses to inform on-going cost and capability analyses and provide an analytical foundation to inform the FY14 Program Objective Memorandum (POM). Small Businesses are encouraged to provide responses to this CRFI in order to assist ASC in determining potential levels of competition available in the industry.

This CRFI initiates a call to investigate the realm of the possible in regards to aircraft concepts and associated technologies which could support Air Mobility Command's (AMC) Joint Future Theater Lift Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) requirement. The Government will consider system concepts having anticipated technology and manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) of 6 no later than 2019. TRL/MRL applies to fully mission capable aircraft and their associated technologies and integrated logistics support (training, maintenance, supply, support equipment, etc).

JFTL is envisioned as a next generation theater lift capability that enables routine logistics and payload delivery/extraction airlift missions into complex, austere, unimproved/unprepared landing areas. JFTL capabilities will significantly contribute to the following operations within the Range of Military Operations: theater airlift of cargo and passengers, combat employment and sustainment (expanded to include Mounted Vertical Maneuver), aero-medical evacuation, support of special operations, forcible entry, strikes and raids, support of irregular warfare, noncombatant evacuation operations, recovery operations, and homeland defense. JFTL will be required to provide movement, maneuver, and distributed sustainment in an environment where increased capacity, speed, payload, range, agility, access, depth, precision, simultaneity and survivability will be at a premium. JFTL airlift capabilities will need to provide the battle space access, precision of delivery, and responsiveness of action needed for rapid decision. To do this, the JFTL will be capable of (1) moving medium-weight armored vehicles and personnel to strategic, operationally and tactically significant depths and (2) supporting maneuver in close proximity to objectives and sustainment of distributed forces in complex, austere, unimproved/unprepared landing areas to point of need/point of effect. The platform must be able to carry and/or airdrop required cargo loads into and out of complex, austere, unimproved/unprepared landing areas (requiring no additional infrastructure or material handling support equipment) and exploiting these landing areas to achieve runway-independent takeoff and landing operations. JFTL must also be capable of operating in adverse weather conditions and in low to medium threat environments (2024+).

More detailed JFTL requirements can be found in the attached detailed JTS CRFI that accompanies this posting.
This is NOT an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP). This announcement is not to be construed as a formal solicitation. It does not commit the government to reply to information received, or to later publish a solicitation, or to award a contract based on this information. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S. Government to form a binding contract. Further, ASC is not at this time seeking proposals, and will not accept unsolicited proposals. Not responding to this CRFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.

The submitted documentation will not be returned. This CRFI does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this CRFI. Responders are not limited to a single response. It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor the FedBizOpps site ( for additional information pertaining to this CRFI.

The Government will accept written questions from Industry related to this CRFI via email until 1700 EDT on 5 November 2010. Questions should be submitted to the POCs listed below. The Government reserves the right to not address questions received after this date.

The Government team will post written responses to the submitted questions on the FedBizOpps site not later than 19 November 2010. Do not submit questions containing proprietary information, as all questions and answers will be made publicly available on the FedBizOpps site. The Government reserves the right to not address questions it deems to contain proprietary information.

Please provide responses in Microsoft Word compatible documents, Microsoft PowerPoint compatible presentations, Microsoft Excel compatible Spreadsheets, Adobe PDF, or any combination thereof no later than 1700 EDT 22 December 2010. Maximum page limit for responses is seventy-five (75) pages and must be indexed with respect to the outline of this CRFI, allowing for information to be easily located. Tables delivered in spreadsheet format will not count towards the page limit. Respondents must limit administrative and company/agency overviews to four (4) pages.

Multiple concepts from a single company are permissible. 75-page limit, per concept, applies.

Submit UNCLASSIFIED responses in electronic form only via e-mail or by sending the responses on a single compact disk (700 MB CD compatible with Microsoft Windows) by mail. Submit email responses to with "Response to JTS CRFI" in the subject line of the e-mail. Mail responses on CD to ASC/XRX, 2275 D St, Bldg 16, Room 0053, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7224. Include "Response to JTS CRFI" on the CD and the outer wrapping of the mail package.


Classified responses (up through Secret) may be submitted if your company feels a classified response is necessary. Please contact the POC's listed below for additional instructions prior to sending classified responses. The government reserves the right to deny any requests to submit classified responses to this CRFI. Companies must adhere to the National Industrial Security Program Operation Manual (NISPOM) procedures for the transmittal of classified responses.

This notice may be updated as additional information becomes available. The Government may also request additional information to clarify the Government's understanding of Company RFI responses. Please check the FedBizOpps site for updates to this announcement under JTS Capability Request for Information (CRFI) and register to receive e-mail notices of any updates to the FedBizOpps announcement. For more information on "JTS CAPABILITY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (CRFI)", please contact the POCs below.

Anthony Fisher, ASC Contracting Officer, 937-255-7761

Pete Kronbergs, ASC Program Manager, 937-904-4499

The JFTL Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) can be requested as a supplemental package to this CRFI by contacting Air Mobility Command (AMC). The AMC POC for the JTS CRFI supplemental package is:

Maj Roy Glassco, HQ AMC/A5Q JFTL Requirements Director, (618) 229-1334

The following information must be included in your request: contact name, company name, company address, phone number, email address and a completed DD Form 2345, Military Critical Technical Data Agreement.

Cost data will accepted by the government after the response due date if more time is needed by the respondee.

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
October 20, 2010
Description: Capability Request for Information

Questions and Answers

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Questions and Answers
Posted Date:
November 17, 2010
Description: Questions and Answers
2275 D Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7218
WPAFB, Ohio 45433
United States
Anthony L. Fisher,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 9372557761
Pete Kronbergs
Phone: 937-904-4499