DAG 2016 - Land Systems Services

Forward Observation Officer / Forward Air Controller (FOO/FAC) Modernization

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System

Objective

This project will replace some or all of the in-service operational and training equipment for the Forward Observation Officer, Forward Air Controller and Joint Fires Observer. The project will acquire modernized and digitized hardware and software that will enhance configurability and provide a digital networked capability for the common joint operating environment.

Requirements

Project requirements should include equipment for dismounted and mounted operations and simulation training. It will likely replace some or all of the in-service operational and training equipment for dismounted roles and on the Light Armoured Vehicle III Observation Post Variant by acquiring modernized and digitized hardware and software that will provide a digital networked capability for all operating environments. It should replace some or all of the in-service Forward Observation Officer, Forward Air Controller and Joint Fires Observer simulation systems by acquiring realistic and immersive complex battlefield simulators that should be networked to the Land Vehicles Crew Training System common computer generated imagery.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2023 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2024 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements Coordination
Phone: 819-939-5868


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