Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Office-Wide BAA

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is interested in receiving proposals for research and development projects, which offer potential for advancement and improvement of NAWCAD operations. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare NAWCAD’s broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.

This announcement will remain open for one (1) year from the date of publication, or until replaced by a successor BAA. White Papers may be submitted at any time during this period.

Closing Date: June 22, 2024

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Areas of Interest

NAWCAD has identified the research needed to address the challenges, problems, and future technology needs of the Warfighter. Research Opportunity Areas of Interest:

  • Aeromechanics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) (Priority)
  • Avionics, Sensors & Electronic Warfare:
  • Cyber (Priority)
  • Data Science & Visualization
  • Digital Engineering (Priority)
  • Human Systems
  • Hypersonic Systems (Priority)
  • Materials and Aircraft Structures
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Power and Propulsion Systems
  • Quantum (Priority)
  • Secure Communications & Networks (Priority)
  • Support Equipment
  • Test and Evaluation Engineering
  • Warfare Analysi

Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government’s needs, including academia (colleges and universities); businesses (large, small, small disadvantaged, etc.); other organizations (including non-profit); and entities (foreign and domestic) may submit proposals under this BAA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit white papers and join others in submitting white papers. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for Small Business or other socio-economic participation. All businesses, both small and large, are encouraged to submit white papers and compete for funding consideration.

Amount Description

The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award may vary depending on the research area and the technical approach to be pursued by the proposers selected.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 22, 2024