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White Papers Sought on LEO Satellites for Army Blue Force Tracking System

Next-gen tracker RFI

White Papers Sought on LEO Satellites for Army Blue Force Tracking System

The U.S. Army is seeking industry inputs on current and future capabilities of low-Earth orbit satellites suited for modernizing the service’s blue-force tracker system and enabling the Army’s units to monitor friendly forces’ battlefield positions. 

In a request for information posted on SAM .gov, the service is seeking vendors’ descriptions of their experience and capabilities on LEO constellations as military tracking solutions during the last three years. 

The blue-force tracker modernization, dubbed Mounted Mission Command-Transport, is part of a multi-year effort for a unified data network that troops worldwide can access regardless of location or echelon.

The Army said the goal is for its troops to have a next-generation satellite tracker capability providing improved situational awareness, increased resiliency and integrated communications pathways. The program is targeted for low-rate initial production in fiscal 2025 and full-rate production in fiscal 2026.

Responses to the RFI, which was filed by the project manager for mission command of the Army’s program executive office for command, control and communications-tactical, is due by Dec. 22, DefenseScoop reported.

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