Army plans $50M small biz contracts for autonomous systems

The Army announced plans to award multiple five-year, small business contracts valued at $49.9 million combined for services related to autonomous unmanned systems.

The Army is planning for multiple, firm-fixed task order contracts. The contract will be set aside for small businesses, according to the draft solicitation.

The work on autonomous unmanned systems that operate in environments without access to global positioning systems.

The Army released its presolicitation Oct. 6, and it expects to issue a request for proposals Oct. 23.

The contracts will support the U.S. Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

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