The demonstration for the Manned Unmanned teaming Platform Enablers (MPE) for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program has been postponed due to DoD restriction on travel and the COVID-19 guidance, National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) announced.
More information will be provided in the coming weeks, NAMC said in a statement.
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) is working with the NAMC using the Ground Vehicle Systems (GVS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), signed on 26 September 2017, to conduct the market research demonstration. The OTA is in support of Ground Vehicle System-related Research and Development prototype projects.
The purpose of the tethered UAS demonstration was for the NAMC members to demonstrate the technical and operational utility of existing, prototype systems and subsystems that enable a tethered, or tether-capable, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to be integrated to an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV).
Data collected from the market research demonstration will be used to assist the Government in defining future requirements for UAS to UGV integration technologies.
A special notice for the MPE UAS program was posted on the Federal contracting website, beta.sam.gov on Feb. 20.