The Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) intends to issue a Request for Prototype Proposals (RPP) for the Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) Hardware and Software under the Ground Vehicle Systems Other Transaction Agreement (GVS OTA), W15QKN-17-9-1025-RPP19-15. The GVS OTA was awarded under the authority of 10 U.S.C. § 2371b, Section 815 of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, P.L 114-92.

The Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) program is designed to provide a Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) based Active Protection System (APS) Framework. This framework will be the basis of future APS by allowing industry to develop and integrate solutions onto a platform without the need for a complete APS. This provides rapid development of APS for specific missions and platforms, reduce costs, and increase soldier survivability. The MAPS program will partner with industry to evolve the MAPS Framework (MAF), MAPS Controller (MAC), in support of virtual demonstrations, layered demonstrations, and emerging APS technologies.

The Government is seeking the maturation of the MAPS Controller software (SW) that can meet the stakeholder needs defined in the MAF for modularity, safety compliancy, and expandability while using open standards. Modularity requires the MAPS controller software to easily integrate vendor solutions utilizing the controller as intended in the MAF. Safety compliancy requires rigorous design, development, testing, and producing documentation for the Safety Review Boards requirements to pass Safety Compliancy and receive Safety Certification to MIL STD 882E, AR 385-10 and AR 700-142 . Expandability requires the software and architecture to be modular and capable to expand with other systems and as the MAF standard continues to evolve from FY19 through FY22.

The purpose of this effort is to mature the prototype design and software previously developed (referred to as MAC SW Version 1.0) under the MAPS Prototype Controller (PC) project, the MAPS Controller (MAC) Hardware (HW) project, the MAPS Soft-Kill Demonstrator project, and continue to mature the design, architecture, and software towards a baseline (referred to as MAC SW Version 2.0) that is suitable for production under a collaborative development with Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) to realize a safety-certifiable MAPS controller software functioning on a MAPS controller (MAC) that is compliant with the MAPS Framework (MAF) and supports GVSC selected industry partners use of the MAC to develop countermeasures and sensors to the MAF standard, be utilized for the MAPS Virtual and Layered Demonstrations scheduled for FY19 through FY22, and new technology insertions related to emerging APS requirements.

Follow-on Production:
In accordance with 10.U.S.C. 2371b(f), and upon a determination that this competitively awarded prototype project has been successfully completed, this prototype project may result in the award of a follow-on production contract or transaction without the use of competitive procedures. The potential follow-on production for MAPS Base Kit units could vary between a single Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) (Abrams, Bradley, AMPV) and a quantity of approximately 400 systems to multiple (estimated 16) ABCTs and (estimated 9) Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs) with focus on Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) and ICV-Scout (ICV-S) ranging up to a quantity of approximately 8,200 systems. There is also potential for implementation onto Next Generation Combat Vehicle. MAPS Base Kit Units. The potential follow-on production effort may include ancillary services and ancillary items such as spare parts, technical manuals, etc. Note that the information provided within this section is for planning purposes only and is an estimate that is preliminary and subject to change based on the progression of the prototype project, funding, schedule and other considerations.

This Special Notice is for informational purposes only. A prototype project will not be awarded in response to this announcement. The purpose of this announcement is to provide members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC), and industry in general, advanced notification of the Government’s intent to release a RPP to the NAMC membership. The RPP will be issued to the NAMC’s Administrative Agent, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), who will then issue the request for proposals to the NAMC. For information on the NAMC and/or how to become a member, visit the following website: