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18 -- Rapid Attack Identification, Detection, and Reporting System (RAIDRS) Block 20 Program

Solicitation Number: Reference-Number-07-49
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Space Command
Location: SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center
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Special Notice
Added: August 3, 2007 Modified: August 7, 2007Track Changes
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Space Superiority Systems Wing (SYSW) is holding an industry day relating to the Rapid Attack Identification, Detection and Reporting System (RAIDRS) Block 20 program (RB-20). As funded in the Future Year Defense Program (FYDP), RB-20 is currently in its Concept Development Phase. The overall program objective is to provide Defensive Counterspace (DCS) situation awareness of attacks (e.g. on-orbit or other) designed to deny or disrupt one or more U.S. space asset(s). The RB-20 system will encompass the full spectrum of inputs from intelligence reporting and forecasting to direct technical "feeds" from highly varied space and other assets. From these inputs, the RB-20 system will provide DCS situation awareness, indicate, characterize, and attribute space asset attacks and provide options for countering and responding to the exposed threat(s). RAIDRS Block 20 will be acquired in an evolutionary acquisition approach where the end-state described above will be the guidepost for technology, operational, and integration efforts leading to the comprehensive DCS situation awareness capability. The Preliminary Design Phase of RB-20 is planned to begin in Government Fiscal Year (FY) 2009.

SYSW has engaged The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in FY 2007 to assist with requirements development and rapid prototyping. The focus of this effort will be to (1) analyze and propose system-level requirements based on the draft Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Capabilities Development Document (CDD) and draft Enabling Concept (EC) and (2) document findings as inputs to the draft Technical Requirements Document (TRD) and to use rapid prototyping to assist in requirements development.

The RB-20 Industry Day is scheduled for Wednesday, 29 August 2007 from 0800 - 1630 at the A-8 Auditorium of The Aerospace Corporation 2350 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245. At this Industry Day, the Government team will brief attending contractors on the goals and potential strategies for requirements development, prototyping and acquiring the RB-20 system. The Program Office goal is to maximize industry participation and visibility into the requirements development activities.

Attendees must be U.S. citizens and must possess a DoD SECRET security clearance to attend this Industry Day. Use JPAS for Visit Certifications, SMO Code: SYS Wing (to validate citizenship and clearance) Address: SYSW/AS 483 N. Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, CA 90245 Attn (Security POC): Stephen Taylor (310) 416-1618, or Catherine Trinidad (310) 416-1621. Purpose: RB-20 Industry Day, RB-20 Program Manager is MAJ (s) Erin Gulden, Technical POC: Elaine Gehr (310) 416-1569.. ALL clearances MUST be received NLT 23 Aug 2007. Please include the words ?Industry Day? after the Technical POC?s name (Gehr) for the Vist Certs.

For updated information on the RB-20 Industry Day, including schedule changes or cancellation notices, visit

DECLARATION: This publication is for information only and does not constitute a Request For Proposal (RFP), Government sponsorship of contractor charges against any Government contract for attendance or proposal efforts, or a Government promise to pay for any information received in response to this announcement.

Companies interested in attending this Industry Day must RSVP with Elaine Gehr, maximum 3 people per company. Also, a conference fee of $5.00 per person will be collected on 29 August 07, for light refreshments. Please direct any unclassified questions or comments of a technical nature to Elaine Gehr (310) 416-1569 or email

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command, SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center, 483 North Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, CA, 90245-2808, UNITED STATES
Dwight Taeza, Contracting Officer, Phone 310.416-1510, Fax null, Email