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form-factor Link-16 radio

Solicitation Number: Form-Factor_Link-16_radio
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command
Location: AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WF, WK)
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Added: Apr 30, 2013 10:43 am Modified: Apr 30, 2013 2:14 pmTrack Changes
BATTLEFIELD AIRMEN OPERATIONS (BAO), REQUEST FOR INFORAMTION (RFI)
1. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Battlefield Airmen Branch (WISN), Wright-Patterson AFB OH, is submitting a Request for Information (RFI). The Air Force RFI is for a very small form-factor Link-16 radio. This form factor should be no larger in size than the currently fielded 152/152A or MBITR handheld radios or even as small as the RT-1922 microlight SADL radio. This requirement calls for a small, lightweight, ruggedized tactical data link terminal to be worn by an operator during the completion of their duties. This includes sending and receiving Link-16 messages and J voice communications in a mounted and dismounted tactical environment. The devices shall serve as the means to successfully accomplish those duties under all environmental conditions.

2. This radio should provide a reliable, secure, Link-16 network connectivity and J-voice, as well as be NSA certified. The terminal should be ergonomically and functionally similar to currently fielded Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR), 152/152A handheld radios and use the 5.8Hr lithium ion battery and single bay or six bay charger that is used by the 152/152A or MBITR handheld radios that currently fielded for these radios. The transceiver shall be capable of being connected to, and pass data from a computer or similar handheld device through an Ethernet and/or USB 2.0 connectors. The handheld Link-16 radio should also have a 6 pin multifunction connector on to and be rated to withstand leakage up to 2 meters in depth.

3. Responses may be submitted electronically to the following email address: Primary: Jarrett.Stamper@wpafb.af.mil Alternate: Michael.longstreath.ctr@us.af.mil or mailed to AFLCMC/WISK, Attn. Jarrett Stamper, 1895 5th Street, Bldg 47 Rm 210, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433 to be received no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 30 May 2013. Any questions concerning this acquisition should be directed to Jarrett.Stamper@wpafb.af.mil
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2275 D Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7218
United States
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Jarrett A. Stamper,
Contract Negotiator
Phone: 937.255.9903