Air Force Wants Simulated Wargames to Plan For Lasers, Electro-Magnetic Weapons
Air Force Wants Simulated Wargames to Plan For Lasers,
By Aaron BoydJULY 22, 2019
The wargames are meant to teach airmen about
these new weapons and help the Air Force develop new tactics and procedures.
Directed energy weapons—i.e., lasers and high-powered electro-magnetic weapons—are fast becoming a reality for troops and the Air Force wants its airmen to be prepared.
· Simulation: Using those models, the vendor will develop simulations for airmen to train on, including scenarios that enable users to mix and match tools, techniques and resources to different effects.
· Analysis: Analytic tools should collect data and return results on trainee performance, as well as the fidelity of the models and simulations to real-world situations and physics.
· Studies: Participate in studies to further research into directed energy weapons. Those studies will look to “identify what questions need to be answered, what modules are required, what simulations need to be run for specific missions and what analyses need to be performed to answer study questions.”
· Wargames: All this culminates in “distributed wargames” that will be used to determine whether emerging technologies are ready to be transitioned to the battlefield. The contractor will be expected to “facilitate and participate in” these events, as well as manage the upkeeping and development of the platform.
Vendors able to meet these requirements should submit capability statements to AFRL by mail by Aug. 19. All responses should be unclassified and any proprietary information should be marked as such.