Brussels, 25 Jul 2005
The European Defence Agency has published a call for tenders for a technology demonstration study on digital line of sight (LOS) and beyond line of sight (BLOS) data links for long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (LE-UAVs).
The main scope of this study is to define an architecture for digital LOS and BLOS data links for long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (LE-UAVs). This study should:
- reach the best possible level - considering the constraints imposed - in digital LOS and BLOS data links in a network-centric warfare environment;
- define functional communication concepts and architectures meeting those requirements;
- define technical communication architecture and performance requirements for main components;
- highlight trade-offs in various operational scenarios and a draft development roadmap. Schedule and cost of such an architecture and its main components should be included.
The budget allocation for the study is a maximum of 750,000 euro.
For further information, please contact:
European Defence Agency
Attn: Dr Octávia Frota
Rue des Drapiers 17-23
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
htt p://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?REQUE ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=139740-2005
Remarks: The deadline for submitting tender documents is 18.8.2005.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.