Request for White Paper in support of Solider/Squad Virtual Trainer (S/SVT)
Amendment 02 (April 25, 2018):
Amendment 02 incorporates multiple updates and provides responses to the questions received related to the RWP. The significant changes in the Request for White Paper have been highlighted for ease of reference. A version without highlighting has also been provided.
The revised deadline for White Paper submissions is 12:00PM Eastern Time, May 7th, 2018. Please send White Papers to Mr. Iain Skeete, Agreements Officer, at email@example.com and Mr. Steve Figueroa, Agreements Specialist, at . Full submission instructions are identified within the attached Amendment.
Amendment 01 (March 30, 2018):
The primary purpose of Amendment 01 is to revise the performance requirements for the initial S/SVT User Assessment (now anticipated for July of 2018) and shift the requirement to meet all technical minimum objectives from June 2018 to October/November of 2018.
A full description regarding expectations for the User Assessment and subsequent Verification Event (now anticipated for October/November 2018) has been updated within the Amendment.
The revised deadline for White Paper submissions is 1:00PM Eastern Time, April 30th, 2018. Full submission instructions are identified within the attached Amendment.
Significant changes in the Request for White Paper have been highlighted forease of reference. A version without highlighting has also been provided.
The Government is still in the process of developing responses to the Request for White Paper (RWP) questions we received from interested parties; The question submission window closed March 29, 2018.
An additional amendment is anticipated that will include responses to all questions submitted and any correlating RWP updates. Please continue to monitor this page for responses to the questions and potential updates/clarifications to the RWP.
The amended Request for White Paper (RWP) is attached to this announcement. Please see the attached RWP and related Annexes for a complete description of the technical objectives/requirements, submission instructions, evaluation criteria, and other guidance.
The S/SVT addresses the following training capabilities: Close Combat Squad Training (CCST), Weapon Skill Development (WSD), Joint Fires Training (JFT), andUse of Force (UoF) through Soldier/Marine enabled training interfaces/applications and other system requirements. The S/SVT Statement of Need (SoN) outlines system training capability requirements in general terms. The attached RWP and corresponding annexes describes training capability requirements in detail as well as outlines the minimum training capabilities required.
The objective of this Request for White Paper is to solicit Industry White Paper proposals in support of the Government effort to better inform the Soldier Squad Virtual Trainer (S/SVT) system capability requirements through technology demonstrations, assessments, and prototype development. Industry responses will propose methodologies for the design, development, and Industry demonstrations of immersive virtual simulation technology capabilities for training approaches scalable from individual Soldiers and Marines to squad level dismounted units (upto 15 personnel) in close combat tasks/battle drills, Weapons Skill Development(marksmanship), application of Joint Fires, and employment of Use of Force/Non-Lethal Weapons.
Problem Statement Summary:
The Army and US Marine Corps lacks an integrated individual and squad simulation training capability for close combat, multi-domain battle in diverse complex operational environments. Moreover, there are virtual training shortfalls for qualification and certification of precision targeting with precision munitions,replication and integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in support of the squad and counter UAS operations, as well as the conduct and clearance of fires and airspace de-confliction. The Joint Forces identified a gap in the training of Non-Lethal (NL) and less than lethal capability employment, as fielded to the Department of Defense (DoD), for Law Enforcement (LE) Soldiers, Marines, and fordeploying forces.
Purpose of Request:
This Request for White Papers seeks Industry integrated training solutions to address the capability gaps and current capability improvements described above and in the detailed training requirements listed below. The Government will pursue an agile development process to rapidly identify, test, and evaluate the utility of newly available virtual training technologies in an iterative process of military user assessment and solution refinement. Through this approach, the Government will be better postured to accurately codify training capability system requirements, thereby accelerating future S/SVT acquisition efforts.
*The S/SVT RWP is attached to this announcement. Please see the attached RWPand related Annexes for a complete description of the technical objectives/requirements, submission instructions, evaluation criteria, and other guidance.*