AFRL C-sUAS Industry Day Slides For attendees 20191218 V2.pdf



Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Industry Day

AFRL/RIGD, 16 Dec 2019

L t C o l B r y a n F r a m , A F R L D e p u t y C - s U A S L e a d

B r e n d o n P o l a n d , A F R L / R I , C - s U A S L e a d P r o g r a m M a n a g e r / E n g i n e e r

D o n n a T o o l e , A F R L / R I , C - s U A S I D I Q A c q u i s i t i o n / P r o g r a m M a n a g e r

T e r r e n c e L i p i n s k i , A F R L / R I , C o n t r a c t i n g O f f i c e r



Sign In


Intro/Acquisition Background -- Donna Toole


AFRL C-UAS Overview -- Lt Col Fram


C-sUAS Technology Areas -- Brendon Poland


Lunch Break


Small Business Break-out Sessions/15 mins blocks


Industry Networking (Auditorium)


General Session: Provide interested parties an overview of
AFRLs role in C-UAS and the scope of the Counter small
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) Program

Overview of where we are going
Overview of current systems
Technical deep dive
Open forum for Q&A
Opportunity to meet with potential teaming partners

Afternoon: One-on-One Sessions
Scheduled for 15 mins max
AFRL is not requesting, nor will accept any

marketing material

Ground Rules

No audio or video recording is permitted.

For questions that are not answered today you can
submit them NLT 12 pm EST on 20 Dec 2019 to the
following email addresses:

AFRL will publish responses to all relevant questions
from the presentations or one-on-ones, and will provide
answers through

Acquisition Team

AFRL Deputy C-sUAS Lead Lt Col Bryan Fram

AFRL C-sUAS Tech Integration Lead Phil Zaleski

AFRL/RI, C-sUAS Lead Program Manager/Engineer

Brendon Poland

Donna Toole

AFRL/RI, C-sUAS IDIQ Acquisition Lead/Program Manager

AFRL/RI, Contracting Officer Terrence Lipinski

AFRL/RI, Contract Specialist Matthew Zawisza

Acquisition Overview

Estimated IDIQ Labor Scope:

Approximately 3.4M hours

Period of Performance:

Anticipated Ordering Period: 72 Months
R&D Task Orders (TOs) will be completed within 24

months after the ordering period ends

Data Rights: Unlimited Rights desired
Deliverable: C-sUAS fieldable prototypes
Highest Security Classification: TS/SCI
Export Control
Travel: CONUS and OCONUS

Program History

FA8750-16-C-0206, PAR Tech: Aerial Layer to a Cyber City (ALCC)

FA8650-16-C-9205, TSC: Support Jammer Cueing (SJC) Rapid Reaction Technologies & Systems


FA8750-16-C-0293, AX Enterprize: Collaborative Low-Altitude UAS Integration Effort (CLUE)

FA8650-17-C-9205 (SBIR II), Black River Systems: CUAS Open Systems Architecture (COSA)

FA8650-17-C-9206 (SBIR II), DZYNE: Counter Unmanned Rapid Engagement Systems (CURES)

FA8650-17-C-9207 (SBIR II), Sarcos: Small Drone Defeat System (S2DS)

FA8650-17-C-9208 (SBIR II), Fortem: Mitigation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FA8750-17-S-7001: Cyber Asymmetric Force Applications for UAS

FA8750-17-C-0196, Raytheon: Vulnerability Analysis & Exploitation

FA8750-17-C-0190, Steven Institute Contract: Acoustic Methods for UAS Detection, Tracking and



Counter UAS R&D

Architecture (OCOSA)

FA8750-17-C-0197, Black River Systems: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Asymmetric Cyber Applications

FA8750-18-C-0041, KRI/Northeastern University: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Detection and

FA8750-19-C-0040 (SBIR III) Black River Systems: Operational Counter-sUAS Open Systems

C-sUAS Technical Read Library

Available now

The library contains technical data subject to export control

Potential Offerors who wish to gain access will be required to sign a
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), as well as furnish a copy of their
company's DD Form 2345 - Militarily Critical Technical Data
Agreement along with a letter from their Data Custodian designated on
that form authorizing access by whomever will be reviewing the library.
If interested in access to the technical library please contact Donna
Toole by email at

Acquisition Milestones


Pre-Solicitation Notice

Tech Read Library (available)

Industry Day

RFP Release

Proposals Due

Contract Award

Note: Basic IDIQ to be awarded in conjunction with initial order

Nov 2019

Dec 2019

Feb 2020

Mar 2020

Sep 2020

AFRL Counter UAS Overview

Lt. Col Fram

COTS C-sUAS Threat
Incredible Commercial Proliferation

New DJI Drone Every 3 Months
Autopilot Augmented and Silent Flight
Constantly Facing New Threat
US and Allied Forces At-Risk

AFRL Investment Areas

Command Control

Modeling and Simulation
Artificial Intelligence


Engagement Automation

Detect Track Identify Defeat

Sensor Fusion
Elucidation of


Interceptors Cyber / EW

Passive RF

Counter Small UAS Vision

Threat UAS

Provide Options For Defensive Depth

No One Size Fits All Solution

Cost Effective

Minimize Operator Cognitive Burden

Open Source Solutions

Short Timescales

Integrate into Air Base Air Defense

Industry Is A Critical Partner

Extensibility to Group 3+

C2 Enhances Decisions On

Cant Wait For Crisis To Take Action On Counter-sUAS

C-UAS Technology Areas

Brendon Poland

Technical Objectives

1. Equip the US government with technical tools to

combat the full spectrum of threats

2. Partner with industry to bring this technology to

bear at wartime speed

3. Demand near symmetry to our costs and
timelines in comparison to the threat

4. Balance Cost Speed Quality paradigm on a task

by task basis

Technology development strategy

Agile development of C-sUAS prototypes and capabilities

that fill technology gaps across the entire C-sUAS kill-chain
Leverage existing and enabling technology to focus

teams on non-realized capabilities

Layers of complementary and efficiently paired

Quickly assemble new teams with new ideas to tackle


hard problems

Complementary Gov and contractor engineering teams

Early experimentation and validation in near operational


Our DoD facilities are our test sites
Our Security Forces, Police and Defenders are our


An Acquisition that can move tech from basic research all the

way to fielded systems due to proof of tech utility in
operational environments

Technical Focus Areas

EW Enabled cyberspace countermeasures (CM)
Low collateral damage (CD) Electronic Attack/CM
C-sUAS operations in RF/Cyberspace contested environment
Defensive Cyber Space Operation (DCO)
Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO)
Cyberspace C2
Cyberspace Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
Automation and Autonomy of C2 systems
Multi-domain C2 (MDC2)
Airspace Coordination Measures (ACM)/Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Systems
Blue Force Interceptors
Airborne C-sUAS C4ISR
Directed Energy Weapon development and integration
Sensor development and integration
Tactical and Strategic tipping and cueing
Signature and Effects Library


Programs and Systems

Mitigation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MUAS)

Cyber, Multi-Modality C2, Sensor exploitation


Ninja System

Guardian System

Counter Autonomous Air (CAA) Program

C2 Automation, Swarm on Swarm operations,

Counter Swarm capabilities


Technical Objectives

spectrum of threats

1. Equip the US government with technical tools to combat the full

2. Partner with industry to bring this technology to bear at wartime speed
3. Demand near symmetry to our costs and timelines in comparison to

the threat

4. Balance Cost Speed Quality paradigm on a task by task basis

Technical Development Strategy

1. Agile Development
2. Early Experimentation and Operational Evaluations
3. End to End RDT&E (No Valley of Death)

Tech Areas

1. EW to Cyber
2. Autonomous Command and Control
3. Sensor Exploitation and integration
4. Interceptors to Directed Energy