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Threshold and objective standards for Army Watercraft
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    REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)For Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) (MSV(L)AsRELA!EMENT FOR T E LAN#IN$ !RAFT ME! ANI%E# (L!M&')ith Aenu* +AnAenu* ,-. Mar/h ,-+0 Revision 02, dated 15 April 2014, Updates/Changes are outlined in blue.0  I1 S2NOSIS3 The US Ar!, rodu#t $ire#tor, Ar! %ater#ra&t S!stes ' $ A%S( intends to repla#e its &leet o& )anding Cra&t *e#hani+ed  *od - and -- ')C*( vessels ith a vessel as des#ribed in eergent reuireent developent #alled the *aneuver Support essel ')ight( '*S')((.The *S')( is an Ar! aterborne plat&or that ill provide land aneuver &or#es ith operational agilit! through ta#ti#all! s!n#hroni+ed, oveent o& #obatread!, tailored &or#e eleents. *S')( represents a oderni+ation o& #urrent Ar! %ater#ra&t #apabilities as provided b! the aging )C* that adds ne #apabilities intended to eet the Ar!s &uture ta#ti#al and operational oveent and aneuver reuireents. *S')( is intended to a##ess austere entr! points, degraded ports, and bare bea#hes ithout dependen#! on support ashore,in support o& land aneuver support and/or aneuver sustainent operations. *S')( shall be #apable o& operating throughout the littoral operational environent, aneuvering in shallo #oastal aters, narro inland atera!s and rivers in support o& idel! dispersed, tailored &or#eeleents, even in AntiA##ess/Area $enial 'A2/A$( environents. The purpose o& this pro3e#t is to identi&! possible #andidates &or the *S')( as repla#eent &or the aging )C* &leet. This Reuest &or -n&oration 'R-( is intended to gather industr! input and data regarding available plat&ors, #on#eptual designs, and support potential &uture a#uisition e&&orts.o #ontra#t shall be aarded &ro this announ#eent. This is not a Reuest &or roposal 'R (or an announ#eent o& a &orth#oing soli#itation nor does it ipl! or guarantee one shall be issued in the &uture. Also, it is not a reuest see6ing #ontra#tors interested in being pla#ed on a soli#itation ailing list. Response to this uestionnaire is voluntar! and no reiburseent shall be ade &or an! #osts asso#iated ith providing in&oration in response to the ar6et surve! and an! &olloon in&oration reuests.ot responding to this R- does not pre#lude parti#ipation in an! &uture R , i& an! is issued. -& a soli#itation is released, it shall be s!nopsi+ed on the ederal 7usiness 8pportunities 'ed7i+8pps( ebsite9 https9//.&bo.gov. -t is the responsibilit! o& the potential o&&erors to onitor these sites &or additional in&oration pertaining to this reuireent. -ndustr! responses to this updated R- ill #ontinue to signi&i#antl! -n&luen#e the de#ision a6ing pro#ess. Responses &ro 8riginal :uipent *anu&a#turers '8:*s(, in#luding those o& sub#oponent anu&a#tures, e.g.., propulsion, are e;pe#ted to &urther in&or TRA$8C  Ar! Capabilities and -ntegration Center 'ARC-C( ongoing Anal!sis o& Alternatives 'AoA( &or the *S')(, the out#oe o& hi#h a! result in a *ilestone 7 or *ilestone C re#oendation.  Additionall!, responses are anti#ipated to &urther in&or reuireents re&ineent in the &or o& aCapabilities $evelopent $o#uent 'C$$(. Reuireents in this do#uent have been updatedto re&le#t C$$ #hanges and eerging results &ro the AoA. All #obined, these e&&orts a! lead to a ne start progra. The in&oration provided in this R- is sub3e#t to #hange and is not binding on the governent. 1  II1 4A!5$ROUN#3 The )C* has been in servi#e sin#e 1<=>. The vessel as srcinall! pro#ured ith an e;pe#ted :#onoi# Use&ul )i&e ':U)( o& 25 !ears '1<<2(.The )C* is a shallo dra&t, ultipurpose vessel that transports #argo, troops and vehi#les &ro ship to shore or in retrograde oveents ith rollon/rollo&& #apabilit! &or heeled and tra#6ed vehi#les. -t is also utili+ed in lighterage operations and ultipurpose utilit! or6 in harbors. lease note the &olloing de&initions9 ã )ength9 The total length o& the vessel in &eet, stated in )ength 7eteen erpendi#ulars ')7 ( or )ength at aterline ')%)(, ã 7ea9 The e;tree idth o& the vessel in &eet ã $ispla#eent9 The eight o& the total aount o& ater in long tons ')T8s( that the vessel displa#es hen a&loat. )aden is heavil! loaded or eighed don 'ith #argo( and unladen is not #arr!ing a pa!load. 7oth laden and unladen have the &ull stores, &uel, ater and euipent aboard. ã $e#6 Area9 The total suare &ootage o& de#6 spa#e available &or loading euipent. ã Range9 The distan#e a vessel #an travel ith one &ull load o& &uel 'stated in both Unladen'no #argo( and )aden 'ith #argo(. ã $ra&t9 The aount o& hull underater easured in &eet hen the vessel is a&loat 'stated in both unladen 'no #argo( and laden '#argo( ters.(. ã Sea State 'SS(9 The general #ondition o& the &ree sur&a#e on a large bod! o& ater?ith respe#t to ind aves and sell?at a #ertain lo#ation and oent. A sea state is #hara#teri+ed b! statisti#s, in#luding the ave height, period, and poer spe#tru.    All re&eren#es to Sea State in this do#uent shall be using the 7eau&ort S#ale '7eau&ort %ind or#e S#ale( and shall be re&erred to as SS and a nueral on that s#ale 'i.e., Sea State @ SS @(. ã un#tional dra&t is the #oposite o& three di&&erent &a#ets9 vessel dra&t, propulsor and bo dra&t and is de&ined as the iniu distan#e &ro the aterline to the loest point o& the vessel, and around the vessel, hi#h allos the vessel to #ondu#t &ull poer operations. ã Short Tons9 unit o& ass eual to 2,000 pounds.The e;isting &leet has the &olloing #hara#teristi#s9 ã )ength9 >4 &eet ã 7ea9 21 &eet ã $ispla#eent9 5 )T8s 'unladen(B 111 )T8s 'laden( ã $e#6 area9 =20 suare &eet ã Range9 @@2 * at 11 6nots 'unladen( onea!B 2>1 * at < 6nots 'laden( onea! o *ain propulsion engines9 T!pe9 $iesel orsepoer9 @00 bhp D 100 rp uel #onsuptionB 21.5 gallons / 1.4 )iters per hour  ã $ra&t9 @.5 &eet 'unladen(B 5 &eet 'laden( ã Carries a #re o& = enlisted '@ per shi&t &or 24hour operations( ã :uipped ith navigation, #ouni#ations, and ele#troni# euipent 2  Current &leet #onsists o& @ )C* *8$ -s and = )C* *8$ --s '#oand and #ontrol 'C2( variant(. III1 OTENTIAL REQUIREMENT3 $ A%S has a goal to issue a single #ontra#t to a prie #ontra#tor &or &leet repla#eent o& the )C*, ith the *S')( to a#hieve greater aneuverabilit!B and iproved pa!load, prote#tion, and per&oran#e #hara#teristi#sB in#luding better Reliabilit!, Availabilit!, and *aintainabilit! 'RA*(, thereb! redu#ing 8peration and Sustainent '8ES( #ost.The or6 e&&ort ill in#lude overall pro3e#t anageent oversight and logisti#s support in e;e#ution o& the &olloing9 Non&#evelop*ental ite*s (N#I) that 6ill *eet or e7/ee threshol /apa8ilities o9 the MSV(L) ã The *S')( shall be eplo!ed b! US &or#es operating in geostrategi#, nonlinear environent o& #onsiderable un#ertaint!. The *S')( ill priaril! operate in the sae operational environents as the Ar!s 7rigade Cobat Teas '7CTs(, and sub3e#t to an! o& the sae threats. There&ore, the *S')( #on#ept is a departure &ro earlier transport deliver! pro#ureents to one reuiring the abilit! to aneuver ith asso#iated survivabilit!, &or#e prote#tion and abilit! to &ight i& ne#essar!. ã  As a aneuver vessel, the *S')( is a #riti#al #obat ultiplier eplo!ed to over#oe  A2/A$ environents and ill e;ploit reote, uniproved atera!s and in near #oastal areasB and e&&e#t #argo trans&ers in austere denied a##ess bea#hesB and #ondu#t ta#ti#alsuppl!, se#urit!, and or patrol issions during riverine operations through robust aneuver and #ouni#ations #apabilities. ã  As a sustainent vessel, the *S')( ill still transport #argo, troops, and vehi#les &ro ship to shore or in retrograde oveents and in inland atera!s and throughout the littorals, though it ill also be reuired to aneuver 'ove( near the point o& #onta#t or toa point o& advantage. -t shall be used to transport platoonlevel #obatread! &or#e eleents 'euipent and personnel( o& the Ar!s 7CT, as ell as in lighterage operations and ultipurpose utilit! or6 in harbors. -t shall be used in rough or e;posed aters and shall be #apable o& operating through brea6ers and grounding on a bea#h. A bo rap ill perit roll on/roll o&& operations ith heeled and tra#6ed vehi#les. E*erging results 9ro* the AoA3 ã a!load, 8perational $ra&t and Speed are #riti#al and should be developed as Fe! er&oran#e araeters 'F (. All are #riti#al to per&oran#e, but a!load is roughl! as iportant as the other to.G H there a! be spa#e &or trading sall aounts o& speedto ensure adeuate a!load '#on&igurations( is a#hieved. Range, 8perational $ra&t, Rap Chara#teristi#s 'through stern, #argo area, and 7o(, and Transportabilit! '-nterTheater *oveent( are all ver! iportant, but are not as #riti#al as a!load and Speed. These attributes should be identi&ied as Fe! S!ste Attributes 'FSA( and ill provide potential &or trade spa#e i& ne#essar! to preserve F attributes. @

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