RPP-18: Intent to Announce

July 19, 2017

The Government intends on issuing RPP-18 under the GVS OTA/NAMC.   This RPP will include one (1) project of interest:  Line of Communication Bridge (LOCB).   Click HERE to view the document.

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RPP-17 Released

July 14, 2017

This Request for Project Proposals (Under GVS OTA) W15QKN-14-9-1002-RPP17 is issued to solicit proposals in support of Ground Vehicle Systems research and development related to the following research areas:

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RPP3: AWARDED

Award Selection - Basket Pull: July 12, 2017

The Government notified us today that the following member company proposal was pulled from the basket and selected for award for RPP-3:

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NAMC at GVSETS

NDIA Michigan Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS)

August 8-10
Novi Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374

Visit NAMC in the Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME) Booth 502!

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RFP Route Clearance Interrogation System (RCIS) Type I

May 19, 2017

This is to advise that the Government has released the solicitation (W56HZV1-15-R-0156) for the Route Clearance Interrogation System (RCIS) Type I to include the Engineering &

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RFP Common Robotic System

May 18, 2017

This is to advise that the Government has released the solicitation (W56HZV-17-R-0065) for the Common Robotic System (Individual) CRS(I) program of record.  The solicitation is expected to result in the award of up to two IDIQ contracts for CRS(I) systems made up of a mobility platform, payloads, and an Operator Control Unit (OCU).

Click HERE to access the RFP.


 

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MDEX- NDIA Michigan Defense Exposition

MDEX- NDIA Michigan Defense Exposition

April 26-27
Macomb Community College (MCC) Expo Center, Warren MI
14500 E. 12 Mile Road Warren, MI 48088

Visit NAMC at booth B16

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TARDEC Industry Days 2017

TARDEC has announced that registration for their Industry Days 2017 event is now open.  This event is scheduled for April 25th & 26th at the John Lewis Conference Center; Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan.  To RSVP to attend, please click HERE.

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USSOCOM RFI Request

USSOCOM is seeking submissions via a Request for Information (RFI) concerning hybrid, fuel cell, and electric powertrain systems for a four (4) passenger Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV), with a Vehicle Curb Weight (VCW) less than 2,500 lbs.

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TARDEC Industry Days - SAVE THE DATE

April 25-26, 2017
John Lewis Conference Center,
Macomb Community College

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TARDEC 30-Year Strategy

TARDEC recently released their updated 30-Year Strategy document (OCT 2016). Please click HERE to download a PDF of the document. It is recommended that you review the strategy when forming your comments and considering the projects in the DME FY18 Annual Plan.  This document will also be posted to both the NAMC Member Site and BIDS.


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Navy Program Guide 2015 9:23 am 04/18/2017 5.7M

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PEO Land Systems Adv Tech Investment Plan 9:23 am 04/18/2017 14.1M

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SOCOM2020Strategy 9:23 am 04/18/2017 6.7M

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TARDEC 30 Year Strategy 9:23 am 04/18/2017 1.4M

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US Air Force Strategic Master Plan 9:23 am 04/18/2017 2M
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Opportunity for Small Robotics Companies

Army Forum for Innovative Novel Discovery (FIND)

All NAMC Members:

On 03-04 October at the Fall Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) will conduct a pilot effort called FIND (Forum for Innovative Novel Discovery). The purpose of FIND is to provide industry with an opportunity to present their most innovative project/idea to key Senior Army Leaders and receive feedback and to provide the Army with an opportunity to discover possible game changing technologies.

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IROC-A Challenge

Intuitive Robotic Operator Control of Autonomous Behaviors Challenge

The Ground Combat Element (GCE) branch of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) is interested in gathering information to further its understanding of currently available technologies that could provide a Marine with the ability to control a ground robot comparable to the way a squad of dismounted Marines interacts in an operational context.

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2016 TARDEC Industry Days

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)

2016 TARDEC INDUSTRY DAYS
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27, 2016
John Lewis Conference Center, Macomb Community College
14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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Common Robotic System (Individual) Request for Information

This is to advise that the Government has released a survey / request for information (RFI) -- Solicitation Number: W56HZV-16-R-CRSI -- for the Common Robotic System (Individual) (“CRS(I)”) program of record, in advance of the expected request for proposal in Q1 FY17.  

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AGR STO Initiative

In mid-January, TARDEC conducted a kick-off meeting for a new initiative focused on ground vehicle autonomy:  the Autonomous Ground Supply Science Technology Objective (AGR STO).  

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Robotics Opportunity: DARPA Robotics Fast Track (RFT) Program

If you have an innovative and revolutionary robotics idea, you may want to consider submitting an application to the DARPA Robotics Fast Track (RFT) program.

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OSD Sources Sought: APS Market Survey

Dear NAMC Members – in the following FedBizOps Sources Sought link -- the DoD is conducting a market survey to assess the current state of the art of active protection systems (APS) for armored and tactical vehicles. 

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Webinar: "Building your Talent: Identifying Training and Skill Development Needs"

Assessing skills of employees is critical in identifying training and other skill development needs.  Meet this challenge by registering today for a webinar on workforce gap assessment, brought to NAMC members by EDSI.

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Request for Information (RFI) - Combat Vehicle Design and Prototyping

The U.S. Government (USG) is examining options to acquire an air-droppable vehicle for inclusion in the Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) to support forcible entry operations. 

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ONR Focus Area Forum: Expeditionary Warfare - The Amphibious High Water Speed Challenge

Registration Now Open

The Office of Naval Research will be hosting the next Focus Area Forum on Expeditionary Warfare: The Amphibious High Water Speed Challenge, to be held on Thursday 27 August at ONR. Registration to attend the forum is now open at www.onr.navy.mil. Registration to attend this event is required and open to US citizens only.  Registration will remain open until August 17 or until we reach capacity.

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Upcoming GVSETS/DME Collaboration Days Details

As part of the 7th Annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) being held from August 4-6, 2015 in Novi, Michigan, the NAMC is organizing Poster Sessions for any organizations or individuals interested in displaying their technical achievements or areas of expertise.  If you are interested in participating, please visit NDIA’s GVSETS website for more details and instructions on how to register.  Please note that Poster Session Registration will close on July 22nd.

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Robotic Item Evaluation Opportunity under the Robotic Enhancement Program (REP)

Dear Members,

The Robotic Enhancement Program (REP) is a newly established program that uses a “buy-try-inform” methodology to better inform emerging Army requirements and expedite the acquisitions process through the evaluation of robotic solutions. The REP mission is to identify and evaluate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), government-off-the-shelf (GOTS), non-developmental items (NDI), robot systems, accessories, and or robotic payloads that have the potential to enhance the overall combat effectiveness of the force.

This message is to make the NAMC membership aware that an individual, organization or contractor may propose a relevant robotic item for evaluation under REP.

PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS & CSS), in coordination with the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) will review submissions and prioritize items for further consideration. Selected REP Initiatives may be purchased in limited quantities to enable testing and evaluation.

If you would like to propose robotic related hardware, payload, accessory, and or software for evaluation under REP, please visit their website at http://www.peocscss.army.mil/REP.html or click HERE to access the application.

Best of Luck in your efforts,

NAMC

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Pentagon Releases New Better Buying Power (BBP3)

The next iteration of the DoD’s Better Buying Power initiatives (BBP3) has been released and can be found here – I thought it might be of interest to you. Its’ primary theme: “Achieving Dominant Capabilities through Technological Excellence and Innovation” -- should resonate with you as that is exactly what NAMC is contributing for Ground Vehicle Systems as the technology development component of the Defense Mobility Enterprise.

With Best Regards and Wishes,

Tony Melita, Executive Director

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NAMC Featured at the Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum

Director of CAO Operations, Ms. Alissa Roath will be speaking at the Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 held at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan.

This event, sponsored by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), Macomb County Planning & Economic Develop and Macomb Community College is intended for:

  • Commercial companies looking to learn about business opportunities in robotics
  • Companies looking to demonstrate robotics or autonomous systems technology
  • Military or Department of Defense (DOD) leaders looking to leverage commercial robotics technology
  • Innovators or entrepreneurs exploring applications in connected/autonomous vehicles

The agenda features:

Keynote by Mohammad Poorsartep, Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Special Guest Mark Mazzara, Interoperability Lead, Robotics PM Force Projection at TARDEC

For more information, please contact Phil Callihan.

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NAMC to Exhibit at NDIA's GRCCE

NAMC will be exhibiting at NDIA's Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exposition (GRCCE) Tuesday, April 7, 2015 and Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

The event is being held at:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Crystal City, VA 22202

The following NAMC members will be exhibiting within booth #203:
Anthro Tronix, Inc.
Bren-Tronics, Inc.
Munro & Associates, Inc.
Neya Systems, LLC

Executive Director, Tony Melita will also be speaking at the event.

For more information, please visit the NDIA GRCCE Website.

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NAMC to Exhibit at MDEX

NAMC will have a booth at NDIA's Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX) Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Please come visit us in booth B12.

The event is being held at:
The Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center
14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

Executive Director, Tony Melita will also be on the agenda on Wednesday afternoon.

For more information, please visit the NDIA MDEX website.

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Anthony Melita to Serve as NAMC Executive Director

Internationally Recognized Expert in Land Warfare Systems to Lead Expanded Consortium

ANN ARBOR, Mich., August 14, 2014 – The National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) announced today that they have hired Mr. Anthony Melita as Executive Director of the manned and unmanned ground vehicle focused consortium.

Mr. Melita has over 31-years’ experience with U.S. Department of Defense as a civilian ranging from hands-on technology development to serving as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, and concluding as the Director for Land Warfare and Munitions within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

“Tony’s reputation for fairness and integrity as well as his successful career within the Department of Defense made him our top choice for Executive Director of the new NAMC consortium.” Stated Andy Dallas, President of NAMC.

In July, the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) expanded to become NAMC after entering into a section 845 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  The new OTA greatly expands upon the scope and scale of the OTA that the RTC was awarded in May 2008 for ground robotics technology.  The new OTA covers the entire range of ground systems technologies for manned and unmanned vehicle and robotics systems.

“I look forward to leading this new consortium as Executive Director,” said Anthony Melita, “one of my last tasks at the U.S. Department of Defense was creating the robotics consortium, and this expanded OTA is an enormous step for them. It is my pleasure to serve on behalf of the board of directors, the members and military partners of NAMC.”

The NAMC and the OTA is available to be utilized by each of the services and will be administered on the Government side by the newly created Vehicle and Robotics Program Office (VRA PO) at TARDEC in Warren, MI.  Mr. Melita will begin his tenure as Executive Director on September 1st, 2014.

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Robotics Technology Consortium Expands to become the National Advanced Mobility Consortium

New Section 845 Other Transaction Agreement with the Defense Department increases Scope and Scale of the Consortium

ANN ARBOR, Mich.,August 5, 2014 – The Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) today announced that it will now be known as the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) after entering into a section 845 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  The new OTA greatly expands upon the scope and scale of the current OTA that the RTC was awarded in May 2008 for ground robotics technology.  The new OTA covers the entire range of ground systems technologies for manned and unmanned vehicle and robotics systems.

The RTC has been known for successfully engaging “non-traditional” contractors, speeding the cycle of research & development and commercializing cutting-edge robotics technologies for the warfighter.  The principle purpose of the NAMC will be to continue to attract new technologies and accelerate the development of basic and advanced prototype systems critical to Department of Defense (DOD) near and long-term ground vehicle system goals and objectives.

The NAMC and the OTA is available to be utilized by each of the services and will be administered on the Government side by the newly created Vehicle and Robotics Program Office (VRA PO) at TARDEC in Warren, MI.  The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) located in Ann Arbor, MI will remain the Consortium Administrative Organization (CAO) for NAMC.

Chairman of the NAMC, Rick Jarman stated “Since 2008, the RTC has been the ‘go-to’ consortium for rapid technology commercialization for the warfighter in the area of ground robotics.  Under the new banner of the NAMC, we now look forward to successfully accomplishing the same for all ground vehicle and systems technologies.”

NAMC will have an information booth at the upcoming NDIA GVSETS conference in Novi, MI August 12-14, where Mr. Michael Del Rose, program officer of the VRA, among others, will speak.  More information on GVSETS can be found at www.ndia-mich.org.

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