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2 CONOPS (Notional) CAOC Find, Fix, Track Target Kill Chain AF DCGS
Areas of Interest identified ARGUS air delivered and/or hand emplaced Vehicle of Interest detected, signal through SATCOM to CAOC Vehicle of Interest Confirmed and targeted Vehicle of interest engaged\ Mission Assessed SOF Find, Fix, Track Target AF DCGS Kill Chain CAOC Assess Engage

3 Background Documented DESERT STORM Deficiency – Couldn’t Locate and Kill Time Critical Targets EUCOM C-MNS: Locate and ID “Tanks Under Trees” DIA/CMO & DUSD (AS&C) Funded UGS ACTD - ~$20M. CMO/TCO Funded Sandia National Laboratory to Develop STEEL EAGLE (SE). Demonstrated Air Delivered Unattended Seismic and Acoustic Sensors Could Detect, Locate, and ID TCTs FY 99/01 ESC/SR funded to Initiate Transition From ACTD to R&D, Dev / Production Acquisition (~$1.9M) FY02 Defense Emergency Relief Funding (DERF) Provided for 25 more SE sensors (~$6.8M) - 9/11 Initiative Document deficiencies in Desert Storm and Kosovo Unattended Ground Sensor ACTD funded (STEEL EAGLE) Demonstrated Air Delivered Concept Demonstrated Notional Communication Architecture ESC funded to Transition ACTD to ARGUS in FY99 Program Funds Pulled in FY00, ARGUS Cancelled FY02 DERF provided to procure 25 STEEL EAGLE ACTD Clones FY02 DERF also Identified to Accelerate ARGUS Risk Reduction Efforts C4ISP Communication Study Aircraft Integration Study ARGUS FY03 New Start Fully Funded

4 ACTD (STEEL EAGLE) STEEL EAGLE was certified for the F-15E
For those unfamiliar with the ACTD (clockwise from top) Certified for carriage and employment on Strike Eagle 350 knots for testing Envelope Expansion to Operational limits in progress STEEL EAGLE ACTD Configuration Batteries in bottom penetrater section Tara-break System to keep sensors above ground Top can houses Sensors, GPS, Communication suite View of an Air Delivered Unit STEEL EAGLE is a ground penetration device STEEL EAGLE

5 STEEL EAGLE to ARGUS STEEL EAGLE Concept demonstrator 90 lbs
Sub-optimized design (funds and timeframe) Penetration Communication Produceability ARGUS Optimized design leveraging ACTD lessons Multiple Aircraft employable Improved Communication Architecture System Logistics Addressed

6 ARGUS Program Objectives
Develop, Acquire, Field and Support a Family of Expendable Micro-sensors (Air Delivered and Hand Emplaced) as a Single System to Detect & Identify Time Critical Targets Plan for Block Upgrades Through Spiral Development for Additional Sensor Types, Communications, and Target Library

7 ARGUS Program Description Program Guidance Program Capabilities
Provides 24hr ground sensing capability; Detects/ Identifies/Reports vehicle activity Cross-cues ISR assets, TCT near real-time Bearing/type ID/time of detect/geo-location Primarily supports Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace/Predictive Battlespace Awareness (IPB/PBA) w/ expanding applications Program Guidance DERF $$ provided to restart ARGUS Acquisition Program to follow STEEL EAGLE Contingency Effort. PMD in Final Coordination PE # F CONOPS signed 16 Aug 02 ORD May 00, MS B ORD in Review Program Capabilities - Must Be Capable of Finding, Fixing, and Tracking Targets Located Within 500 Meters of the Sensor and Identifying Within 200 Meters. - Communications Interface Component of ARGUS Must Ensure Two-way Global Communications between the sensor and Its Operator Interface. Major Milestones: DRAFT RFP RELEASE Dec 02 RFP RELEASE Jan 03 PROPOSALS RECEIVED Mar 03 SOURCE SELECTION Apr 03 SSA DECISION, MS B, CONTRACT AWARD May 03

8 Schedule Depicted is schedule based on funding profile
Overarching IPT has identified plan to accelerate Production by two (2) years

9 Market Research Objective: Determine Ability of Industry to Respond to ARGUS Incremental Development & Production Requirements March 2000, Received Thirty- Eight (38) Responses – Before Program was Cancelled Jun 2002, Received Fifty-Two (52) Responses Twelve (12) of Twenty (20) Prime Contractors Notified as Highly Competitive Teaming Agreements being Made

10 Acquisition Strategy Capitalize on Current Investments (GFI)
Respond to User Need/Schedule Certified Aero body w/ SE Capability - Spiral 1 Future Spirals Contractor Defined Secure Comm, Anti-Tamper, GPS Accreditation Open Systems Approach Maximum Use of COTS/GOTS Future Sensors Identified as new Block Requirements Managed by Overarching IPT All STEEL EAGLE Software and Drawings to be forwarded to potential contractors. AF/XO (Gen Wald) “schedule is of utmost importance” Open Systems approach allows insertion of technology Overarching IPT consists of ESC/SRN ACC/DRR AF/XOI SAF/AQI

11 ARGUS Program Summary ARGUS provides early and continuous ISR capability in austere locations Provides cross-cueing of other ISR platforms Excellent candidate for additional capabilities Program is funded for FY03 Source Selection Industry is poised to respond


13 Notional ARGUS Architecture
SatCom Link DCGS . Long haul Machine-to-machine Comm Fully integrated user interface in AOC Mission Planning Reset Screening Criteria On-screen Manipulation Low Frequency Acoustic Signal Air Drop ARGUS Sensors Operations Center GPS Seismic Signal Map display of area with sensor locations and sensor data

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