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OSD Seeks Participants in Tech Demo Program for UAS, WMD Defense

BlackjackUASThe Office of the Secretary of Defense is seeking potential partners from industry, academia and research and development organizations in government to demonstrate their ideas under the Thunderstorm Technology Demonstration Program for fiscal year 2015.

This program will focus on unmanned aerial systems with functions to detect chemical and/or biological weapons of mass destruction and on how to counter commercial UAS with WMD payloads, OSD said in a notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps.

OSD wants a system that can remotely detect WMDs, carry modular payloads and is supported by a ground station that enables visual displays of data and autonomous UAS operations, among other requirements.

The office also aims to explore electronic and sensor systems with C4I and collaboration functions to detect, classify and neutralize the hostile UAS.

Interested parties can submit their responses through Nov. 26.

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