Next Generation Howitzer
Purpose: The Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 is conducting a Market Survey on behalf of the Office of Program Manager Towed Artillery Systems (PM-TAS) to explore Next Generation Howitzer technologies in support of a multiyear capability assessment.
Description: This Request for Information (RFI) is issued solely for information and planning purposes, as a means for the Government to conduct market research, identifying interested parties and their capability to support the Government’s interest in exploring Next Generation Howitzer technologies. The Next Generation Howitzer is intended to be a more mobile and survivable 155mm system with a greater firing range and greater volume of fire than current howitzer systems.
This Request for Information is for planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on behalf of the Unite States Government.
The government is interested in conducting a multiyear capability assessment of Next Generation Howitzer technologies by establishing an Other Transaction Agreement(s) (OTA) under the authority of 10 U.S.C. § 2371b for the:
Characterization of existing 155mm Next Generation Howitzer systems versus baseline Next Gen Howitzer requirements via analysis and testing.
Integration of an Offeror’s armament onto a US truck system.
Integration of a US Next Generation Cannon into an Offeror’s armament.
Modification of Offeror’s armament to increase Volume of Fire.
Integration of US Digital Fire Control onto an Offeror’s 155mm Next Generation Howitzer System.
All interested vendors are requested to provide a summary of your firm’s capability and experience in:
Designing and manufacturing 155mm truck based artillery platforms.
Qualifying and fielding 155mm truck based artillery platforms.
Collaborating with the U.S Government via OTA or Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Modeling and simulation at system, subsystem, and component level of a 155mm truck based artillery platform.
Integration of digital fire control systems.
Onboard storing, resupplying, and firing of 155mm U.S munitions.
Integrating a 155mm Armament onto different truck based systems.
Integrating different cannon assemblies onto a 155mm Armament.
Different technologies (e.g. automation, cannon cooling, etc.) that can increase the volume of fire of a 155mm artillery system.