Surveillance Target Attack Radar
System (Joint STARS), the Guardrail
Common Sensor, Artillery Counter
Mortar/Battery radars, and Forward
Area Air Defense Command and
Prophet’s primary mission is
to map radio-frequency (RF) emitters on the battlefield electronically
from 20 MHz HF frequencies to 2000
MHz SHF frequencies. Electronic
mapping detects, identifies, locates,
and tracks all RF emitters operating
within range, and helps coordinate
these RF signatures with other bat-
tlefield surveillance and reconnais-
Prophet helps protect global positioning system (GPS) satellite navigation, helps detect intrusion or
false GPS signals, and helps attack
the enemy’s ability to use the GPS
or other satellite navigation and
timing systems. The system also
can intercept, disrupt, or eavesdrop
on enemy radio communications.
On this contract, General
Dynamics will do the work at
locations determined with each
order, and should be finished by
June 2022. Í
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit
General Dynamics Mission Systems
online at https://gdmissionsystems.
com, and the Army Contracting
Command at Aberdeen Proving
Army mulls COTS radios to help detect
radioactive materials and nuclear weapons
BY John Keller
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — U.S.
Army researchers are approaching industry to find rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) radios
that can help detect and characterize radioactive materials that
could indicate the presence of
terrorist nuclear weapons, dirty
bombs, or other radioactive weapons of mass destruction.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving
Ground, Md., have issued a sourc-es-sought notice (W911SR-17-
MRDS-Radio) for the Man-portable
Radiological Detection System
MRDS seeks to find COTS or government off-the-shelf (GOTS) radio
products to support a system able
to detect and characterize radiological threat materials.
These radios should be able
to work in an RF-restricted envi-
ronment, and should be mature
products that meet Technology
Readiness Level (TRL) 8, or that are
completed and qualified through
test and demonstration.
Army researchers particularly
are looking for contractors
and suppliers with knowledge and experience in
who can supply ready-to-use rugged, reliable,
Protocol (IP) radio communications solutions.
The Army Contracting Command
is issuing this source-sought
notice on behalf of the Joint
Project Leader for Radiological and
Nuclear Defense (JPL-RND) at the
Joint Project Executive Office for
Chemical Biological Defense (
JPEO-CBD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
These experts are trying to establish a knowledge baseline to help
form a radio communications solution strategy, and may use this information for a future solicitation or to
incorporate into existing contracts.
may consist of white
papers, capability state-
ments, product bro-
chures, specifications, or other
relevant information focusing on
possible communications solutions.
Companies interested should
e-mail responses in .pdf format to
the Army’s Diane Dei at diane.v.dei.
firstname.lastname@example.org and Adam Sheir at
E-mail questions or concerns
to the Army’s Adam Sheir at
MORE INFORMATION IS ONLINE at
COTS radios to help
detect and pinpoint
the presence of
that could indicate
the presence of