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Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DSTAT)

Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DSTAT) is a government-wide, multiple award ID/IQ contract that supports all Defense Systems related RDT&E and R&D related A&AS services. These services may support all aspects of identified or potential military, national security-related, and dual use applications of information technologies, as well as the development of tools and techniques that enhance the mission of the DoD Research and Engineering community.

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Weapons Systems: any integrated system, usually computerized, for the control and operation of weapons; this includes strategic and tactical, offensive and defensive weapons. This domain area covers any facet of technical research and analysis related to Weapons Systems that is not covered in other categories

Autonomous Weapon Systems: Ground, air, or sea-launched kinetic munitions that utilize on-board sensors, algorithms, and control methods to improve estimates on the target state, to understand the implications of the engagement situation/environment, or to develop engagement geometries that are otherwise unavailable to a conventional weapon

Survivability/Vulnerability: The science and technology of remaining mission-capable after a military engagement. The term “survivability” relates to the survivability of DoD platforms to avoid or survive a hostile threat (survivability of platforms and ability against specific threats).

Advanced Materials: Traditional material and processes science, engineering and technologies in the context of defense systems and military applications – scope also includes manufacturing and testing

Non-lethal Weapons: Weapons designed to incapacitate, minimizing fatalities and permanent injury - Sound (sonic weaponry, acoustic weapons); stench warfare (stink bombs); military information support operations; sock rounds, pepper spray; entangling devices; and the use of non-lethal weapons to combat asymmetric threats and operations on a real-time basis in the battlefield and at greater than small arms range.

RMQSI: Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability - Research and analysis of how well each weapons system is designed and manufactured, and its maintainability over time - interrelations between forms/functions/ shapes/ behaviors/structures/ dynamics, principles and constraints that govern the interactions between multiple functions ...

Energetics: Disruptive energetics; swarming bullets; micro- munitions; detonation science, chemical engineering, reactive metals used as explosives and chemical propulsion; all aspects of propulsion

Military Sensing: Research and Analysis of X-ray, ultraviolet (UV), visible/optical, infrared, radar, laser, acoustic, aroma, and many other sensors; electronic warfare and countermeasures systems; and the fusion, processing, distribution, and display of sensed information; sensors, sensor subcomponents and materials technology; counter-countermeasures; directed energy/active systems; target, background and atmospheric phenomenology; manned and automated target acquisition/discrimination techniques

Directed Energy: Research and development of weapons that emit energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile

Contract Information 

Contract Number: ​FA8075-14-D-0015

Program Ceiling: $3B

Available Order Type: CPFF, FFP, FFP-LOE

Users: Government, industry, academia, and approved domestic agencies

Competitive Procurement: Competed to 9 Large and 3 Small Primes (Small Business set-aside restricted to Advanced Materials & Directed Energy areas)