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ASW Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) Phase 1

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-10-43
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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DARPA-BAA-10-43
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Mar 01, 2010 3:05 pm
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency often selects its research efforts through the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process. The following information is for those wishing to respond to the BAA.

The Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program seeks to develop and demonstrate an independently deploying unmanned surface vessel optimized to provide continuous overt trail of threat submarines. The program is architected to achieve three primary objectives. The first program objective is to design, build, and demonstrate an X-ship based on clean sheet design approaches founded on the assumption that no person steps aboard at any point in its operating cycle, enabling beyond state-of-the-art platform performance characteristics. The second program objective is to demonstrate the technical viability of an independently deploying unmanned naval vessel under sparse remote supervisory control to enable a new class of maritime system. The third program objective is to leverage the unique platform performance and unmanned system characteristics of ACTUV, combined with a novel suite of sensors capable of robustly tracking quiet modern diesel electric submarines, to demonstrate a game changing ASW operational capability and to facilitate rapid transition of that capability to the Navy in response to critical operational demands.


See attachment entitled, "DARPA-BAA-10-43.pdf" for details of the BAA.

Added: Mar 05, 2010 3:00 pm
Amendment to DARPA-BAA-10-43 posted on 5 March 2010 attaches 2 files:
a) Slides From ACTUV Industry Day. The Industry Day was conducted on 16 February 2010 (ACTUV Industry Day Slides.pdf).
b) ACTUV Initial Questions & Answers dated 5 March 2010 (ACTUV Initial Q and A.pdf).

Added: Mar 23, 2010 3:01 pm
This Amendment attaches ACTUV_Updated_Q&A_23Mar2010.pdf, to include additional Questions and Answers to the posting of the initial Q&A dated 5 March 2010. 
Added: Mar 26, 2010 3:46 pm
This amendment replaces the following in page 7 of DARPA-BAA-10-43,
From:
"A key deliverable from each performer in Phase 1 will be a preliminary performance specification. The Government strongly desires to receive this performance specification a risk mitigation plan associated with transitioning intellectual property for future U.S. military applications."

To:
"A key deliverable from each performer in Phase 1 will be a preliminary performance specification. The Government strongly desires to receive with this performance specification a risk mitigation plan associated with transitioning intellectual property for future U.S. military applications. "


A conformed version of this Broad Agency Announcement has been attached <DARPA-BAA-10-43_revised 26-Mar-2010.pdf>.


Except as amended above, all other terms and conditions of DARPA-BAA-10-43 remain unchanged and in effect.



Added: Apr 26, 2010 9:36 am
This amendment attaches &lt;ACTUV Updated Q and A_26Apr2010.pdf&gt;, to include additional Questions and Answers dated 26-Apr-2010.
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DARPA-BAA-10-43

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DARPA-BAA-10-43
Posted Date:
March 1, 2010
Description: DARPA-BAA-10-43 (Adobe .pdf file)

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 2, 2010
Description: This amendment replaces the following in section 4.2.1 of DARPA-BAA-10-43 (page 13),
From:
"Security classification guidance via a DD Form 254 will not be provided at this time since DARPA is soliciting ideas only. After reviewing the incoming proposals, if a determination is made that the award instrument may result in access to classified information a DD Form 254 will be issued and attached as part of the award. "
To:
"Except for recipients of the classified annex (see Section 1.2, “Classified and Export Controlled Annex”), security classification guidance via a DD Form 254 will not be provided at this time since DARPA is soliciting ideas only. After reviewing the incoming proposals, if a determination is made that the award instrument may result in access to classified information a DD Form 254 will be issued and attached as part of the award.

Recipients of the classified annex will be provided a DD Form 254 in conjunction with the annex. "

BAA-10-43 with conformed changes can be viewed through the file 'DARPA-BAA-10-43 _revised 2-Mar-2010.pdf'.

Except as amended above, all previous portions of DARPA-BAA-10-43 remain unchanged and in effect.

ACTUV Industry Day Slides and Q&A

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
ACTUV Industry Day Slides and Q&A
Posted Date:
March 5, 2010
Description: ACTUV Industry Day slides conducted on 16 February 2010 (ACTUV Industry Day Slides.pdf).
Description: ACTUV Initial Questions & Answers created on 5 March 2010 (ACTUV Initial Q and A.pdf).

ACTUV Updated Q & A (23 Mar 2010)

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
ACTUV Updated Q & A (23 Mar 2010)
Posted Date:
March 23, 2010
Description: ACTUV_Updated_Q&A_23Mar2010.pdf

DARPA-BAA-10-43_revised 26-Mar-2010

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DARPA-BAA-10-43_revised 26-Mar-2010
Posted Date:
March 26, 2010
Description: DARPA-BAA-10-43_revised 26-Mar-2010.pdf (Adobe pdf file)

Questions & Answers (26-Apr-2010)

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Questions & Answers (26-Apr-2010)
Posted Date:
April 26, 2010
Description: ACTUV Updated Q and A_26Apr2010.pdf (Adobe pdf file)
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