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Air Force Research Laboratory -- Armament Technology Broad Agency Announcement
This is a BAA of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) under the provisions of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) paragraph 6.102(d)(2), which provides for competitive selection of research proposals. Proposals submitted in response to the BAA that are selected for award are considered to be the results of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of PL 98-369, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984.
AFRL/RW awards to educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and private industry for research in armament technology. This BAA is intended to cover, in general nature, all research areas of interest to this Directorate. Offerors contemplating a submission to AFRL/RW are strongly encouraged to contact the AFRL/RW technical Point of Contact (POC) for the research area to ascertain the extent of interest AFRL/RW may have in a specific research project.
AFRL/RW is the primary Air Force organization concerned with conventional munitions technology development. AFRL/RW plans and executes research, development, and test of conventional munitions, and supports conventional munitions Weapons Program Offices. There are three divisions within the Munitions Directorate that conduct research and development (R&D). They are the Ordnance Division, the Strategic Planning and Integration Division, and the Weapon Engagement Sciences Division.
WHITE PAPER DUE DATE AND TIME: This BAA will remain open through 12 March 2022 or until amended or superseded.
Areas of Interest
- RESEARCH AREA 1 - WEAPON AIRFRAME SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH (RWWV)
- RESEARCH AREA 2 - BIOPRINCIPIC SENSORS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, AND CONTROL (RWWI)
- RESEARCH AREA 3 - AUTONOMOUS TARGET RECOGNITION (RWWI)
- RESEARCH AREA 4 - HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES (RWWG)
- RESEARCH AREA 5 - ADVANCED SCENE GENERATION (RWWG)
- RESEARCH AREA 6 - EO/IR/LADAR COMPONENT RESEARCH (RWWS)
- RESEARCH AREA 7 - NAVIGATION AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (RWWN)
- RESEARCH AREA 8 - MODELING, SIMULATION, & ANALYSIS (MS&A) OF ADVANCED WEAPON CONCEPTS (RWWG)
- RESEARCH AREA 9 – LETHALITY, VULNERABILITY, AND SURVIVABILITY (RWML)
- RESEARCH AREA 10 - DAMAGE MECHANISMS RESEARCH (RWMW)
- RESEARCH AREA 11 - FUZE RESEARCH (RWMF)
- RESEARCH AREA 12 - MUNITIONS ENERGETIC MATERIALS (RWME)
- RESEARCH AREA 13 - FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT ENABLING MICRO MUNITIONS AND ADVANCED ENERGETICS (RWME)
- RESEARCH AREA 14 - MULTI-FUNCTION, MULTI-MODE RADAR RESEARCH (RWWS)
- RESEARCH AREA 15 - REVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH (RW)
- RESEARCH AREA 16 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) for EDUCATION OUTREACH (RW)
- RESEARCH AREA 17 - WEAPONS AUTONOMY TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH (RWWN)
- RESEARCH AREA 18 – Technology Transfer Innovative Collaboration