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DoD Seeks Innovative Solutions for Non-Conductive Tunneling Detection

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking innovative solutions for the detection of subterranean tunnels and voids in order to reduce the risks these areas may pose.

Tactical tunnels are a growing threat to U.S. Forces and interests, one which requires rapid solutions in support of Combatant Commander Efforts.

The DoD is seeking capability statements from any interested commercial entities and government agencies with systems and knowledge to improve the following applications for both fixed and mobile systems:

  • Capabilities to detect existing subterranean non-conductive voids
  • Detection capabilities in both permissive and semi-permissive environments
  • Characterization of the area (length, depth, width, azimuth)

A Technology Demonstration is being contemplated by the DoD in the future.  Organizations submitting statements are requested to indicate their willingness to participate in such a Demo.

The effort was issued by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W911SR15I0001.

Editor’s Note: JIEDDO has recently been reorganized into a new Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA).

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