DAG 2016 CANSOFCOM Services

Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems

Special Operations Forces (SOF) share common attributes such as precision, mission focus, agility and innovation. The ability to rapidly implement novel C4ISR capabilities is central to the success of CANSOFCOM missions. CANSOFCOM is interested in unique and innovative C4ISR technology solutions to make SOF operations more effective, mobile and independent.

High Bandwidth Technologies

Secure communications with the capability for high-bandwidth imagery full-motion video, sensor feeds, and multi-layered data bases are sought. Solutions should provide high-bandwidth information interfaces and services across the full spectrum of operating domains.

Advanced Antennas- Low Visibility/Low Profile

Antenna designs should combine broad-band and great performance with dismounted, mounted, and fixed site applicability. Systems should be discreet and difficult or impossible to distinguish from their mounted platform.

Secure Mesh, Self-Forming Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Secure, robust, accredited devices that allow for the establishment of secure self-forming, mobile ad-hoc networks interoperable with Joint SOF and Joint Services. Systems should be suitable for dismounted CANSOFCOM mobility platforms including unmanned systems and sensors.

Advanced Multi-Function Software Defined Radios

Multi-purpose, fully integrated RF capability should provide SOF with unique functional attributes. Systems should be developed as man-portable, hand-held systems or for SOF mobility platforms.

Advanced Mobile Technologies

CANSOFCOM requires technologies that enhance security and enable the assured use of existing and emerging mobile communications devices for tactical and operational communications.

Advanced Data Management

CANSOFCOM requires technologies that provide automatic data synchronization, fusion, mining, indexing and dissemination of data collected by widely dispersed SOF resources.

Advanced Situational Awareness in all Environments

Solutions should be developed with capabilities that fuse and correlate battlefield information from a variety of sources and display it in an accurate and shared common operational picture. This includes fusion of full-motion video with other sources of information, visually displayed in near-real time to significantly improve the opportunities for knowledge management and discovery during operations.

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