US Air Force officials are soliciting industry sources for the possible development of a Multi-Spectral Reconnaissance (RECCE) pod programme that could be marketed to international partner nation forces, a 4 May sources sought notice stated.
The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors - foreign military sales division of the Air Force's Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is leading the effort "to explore a technically sound and economical non-developmental solution" to provide podded RECCE capability to US armed forces and their allies, according to the sources sought notice. While AFLCMC officials provided detailed system requirements for the new multispectral pod and set a 25 May deadline for all white paper submissions from industry, service leaders in charge of the effort made clear the sources sought notice was not an immediate precursor to an official programme of record.
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