Air Force RFI – Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Attack Planning on Enemy Moving Targets

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March 8, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: March 8 on

U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for new enabling technologies in fast attack planning on valuable and enemy moving targets that offer only a fleeting time window to carry out successful missions.

Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory”s Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y., issued a broad agency announcement (FA875019S7009) last week for the Information Analysis for Multi-Domain Operations and Targeting Support project.

This project seeks to develop affordable technologies that provide accurate and timely planning and execution against dynamic, time-sensitive, or pre-planned targets.

Today”s dynamic targeting happens in a timeline on targets outside of the Air Tasking Order (ATO) so compressed that fast-paced activity allows for little time to analyze the target or assign the best weapon for the job, Air Force researchers explain. The Information Analysis for Multi-Domain Operations and Targeting Support project seeks to change that.

RFI Information:

FBO Link: Information Analysis for Multi-Domain Operations and Targeting Support

Solicitation Number: FA875019S7009
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command

Response Date: See suggested submission dates in Synopsis


BAA ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE: Initial announcement


BAA NUMBER: FA8750-19-S-7009


This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2023. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 3pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 30 Sep 2023, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:

FY19 by 28 February 2019
FY20 by 30 September 2019
FY21 by 30 September 2020
FY22 by 30 September 2021
FY23 by 30 September 2022

Offerors should monitor the Federal Business Opportunities website in the event this announcement is amended.

CONCISE SUMMARY OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT: The Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) is soliciting white papers under this BAA in the area of multi-domain dynamic target solutions for targeting recommendations through optimization algorithms, sensitivity analysis, and analysis of alternatives. The BAA objective is to conceive, develop and demonstrate innovative and affordable technologies that provide accurate and timely planning and execution against full-spectrum dynamic, time-sensitive or pre-planned targets.

BAA ESTIMATED FUNDING: Total funding for this BAA is approximately $49.9M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 36 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $100K to $500K. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount of $49.9M.

ANTICIPATED INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Multiple Awards are anticipated.

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