A draft request for proposal (RFP) for the Small Airborne Networking Radio (SANR) for Army aviation should be published around Oct. 18, according to an Army pre-solicitation notice.
SANR will be a two-channel, software-defined, National Security Agency (NSA) Type 1 networking radio for airborne platforms, although the Army may consider a four-channel device. It will replace the current Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, and provide Soldier Radio Waveform and Wideband Networking Waveform capabilities with voice and data networking. SANR will be a non-developmental item, and development products will not be accepted.
The formal RFP is expected to be released 45 days after the draft version. There will be two firm, fixed-price/cost plus fixed-fee hybrid contracts with a one-year base period and four one-year options.