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Industry Day Questions and Answers.pdf

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Questions from CTSO Increment 1 Industry Day One-On-One Sessions 1) Q: Is this a GPS denied system? A: The CTSO Increment 1 system should address operation in GPS denied environments. We will be making the following changes to the SRD: The CTSO System shall be capable of providing the remote control station TA Sub-System locations to within 3m, with 95% accuracy, after communications are established, following emplacement when GPS is present. The CTSO System performance, other than location reporting, shall not be degraded when in a GPS denied environment. 2) Q: How will the potential for additional features (transition to a program of record and accelerating into increment 3 for Mission Command Integration) be reflected in the RFP with the three to five-year program and expected to price as part of the solicitation? A: The PPON will be used to solicit proposals that outline work in discrete tasks that can be enabled as the program plan dictates. The features will be identified within the milestone payment schedule and if the Government desires to fund an additional feature, it will fund that specific milestones. The desire is to price these tasks to allow for maximum flexibility due to the potential for programmatic changes 3) Q: Cryptography area – with NSA and the 5 km line of sight requirement be a single hop or use a repeater? A: No further guidance regarding cryptography and NSA coordination. Use of repeaters will be allowed to achieve the communications range requirement. Any use of repeaters should consider emplacement time, mission life, and sustainment requirements as well as operational suitability. 4) Q: Is prototyping required to be conducted in the U.S. or can it be conducted abroad? A: The OT Guide does not limit where prototyping can occur, so it can potentially be conducted abroad. The Government would need to determine if there are any potential ITAR or other issues pertaining to the requirement that may impact a foreign participant in the prototype project. An offeror should consider in its proposal strategy how it will address meeting the statutory requirement to receive an award under 2371b (i.e. significant nontraditional defense contractor participation, cost share. If the company conducting the prototyping is a foreign company/subcontractor, technically the foreign company would be considered a nontraditional defense contractor, however, the offeror would need to be mindful of any potential perceived excessive pass through situation due to the portion of the scope of work tasked to that foreign subcontractor. 5) Q: With an OTA, typically the Government provides the overall funding level targeted. Will the Government provide the Increment 1 award value? A: The Government will provide a best estimated range of funding, with the total funding anticipated to fall within the range. 6) Q: Will the Government release the specific CLINs tied to specific Milestones? Is there an opportunity for Industry to view the structure of CLINs tied to specific Milestones prior to the RFP? A: The Government does not plan a release of information relating to the CLIN structure at this time. There will be one CLIN per milestone identified in the SOW. 7) Q: Requirement 3071 – capable of command and control with the 5 KM line of sight – the requirements state that the RCS shall be capable of command and control? Can you use a repeater? A: Use of repeaters will be allowed to achieve the communications range requirement. Any use of repeaters should consider emplacement time, mission life, and sustainment requirements as well as operational suitability. 8) Q: What is the maximum height allowed for a repeater (based on foliage)? Needed to supports the calculation of antennae height and obstacles with power draw? A: No current requirement regarding maximum repeater height. Any use of repeaters should consider emplacement time, mission life, and sustainment requirements as well as operational suitability. 9) Q: Requirement 3087 - (From the SRD: Describe the behaviors and characteristics for the safe to recover mode (RCS shall be capable to mode to a safe-to recover mode)? What is an UNSAFE state? A: Language relating to system states, which will replace the prior states specified within the SRD, will be the following: The UNSAFE state is a state representing a TA DLM that is unsafe to approach or handle. TA DLM is capable of functioning TA CAVMs autonomously. Engagement of targets is enabled. Destruct and anti-tamper events that result in launch or function are allowed in this state. It is not possible to recover the TA DLM in this state. Visual indication on both the DLM and RCS will properly indicate the UNSAFE state. The SAFE state is a state representing a TA DLM that is safe to handle, transport, store, emplace, recover and possibly maintain. All fuze and/or ignition system safety features are enabled. Engagement of targets is not enabled. Destruct and anti-tamper events that result in launch or function are prohibited in this state. Visual indication on both the DLM and RCS controller will properly indicate the SAFE state/ In order to allow for recovery, all fuze and/or ignition system safety features are enabled and visual indication on both the DLM and RCS controller will properly indicate the SAFE state. 10) Q: Will you provide a classified appendix on spoofing and jamming? Will review but currently no intention to provide? A: There are no plans to provide a classified appendix addressing spoofing and jamming. General Note: The Government does not plan to release any additional documentation at this time. The Prototype Project Opportunity Notice (PPON) will be the next release of information.