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US Army seeks follow-up to IAMD Raytheon A-Kit

8th February 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in Alabama

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The US Army announced that it is looking for developers interested in creating a follow-up to Raytheon’s A-kit of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system on 7 February 2019.

The announcement states that it is for a US Army IAMD Plug and Fight (P&F) A-Kit and associated IAMD integration, test and evaluation support, with an expectation of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract being used. 

This A-Kit is envisaged to be a hardware/software based item that would integrated into the Patriot weapon system Engagement Control System (ES) Major End Item (MEI) to form a new variant named the Radar Interface Unit (RIU) which would interface with the IAMD System of Systems (SoS).

Due to involvement of the Patriot weapon system, the eventual contract would also require a classified Patriot system integration and test facility integrated with the US Army’s IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS), to support the integration and verification of the A-Kit equipped RIU. 

It is also important to note that the eventual developer would also be required to provide high fidelity IAMD/Patriot data product support to US government IAMD flight tests scheduled to commence in 2020. 

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