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Welcome to the

Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV)


Advanced Technology Development
Future Naval Capability (FNC) Program

Science and Technology


Brief to Industry
9 January 2018

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Agenda
0900 - 0910 Welcome / Opening Remarks
Mr. Jeff Bradel / Dr. John Pazik, Office of Naval Research (ONR)

0910 - 0940 Keynote


LtGen Robert Walsh, DC, Combat Development and Integration (CD&I) and CG Marine
Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)

0940 - 1030 Next Gen Armored Reconnaissance Overview


Mr. Kurt Koch, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Marine Corps Combat
Development Command (MCCDC)

1030 - 1050 Break


1050 - 1120 LAV Lessons Learned
LtCol Mark Brown, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Marine Corps Combat
Development Command (MCCDC)

1120 - 1215 ARV Science and Technology / BAA Overview


Mr. Jeff Bradel, Office of Naval Research (ONR)

1215 - 1230 ARV Acquisition Overview


Mr. Steve Myers, Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicle (LAV), Marine Corps Systems
Command (MCSC)

1230 - 1300 Questions / Wrap-up


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ARV S&T Industry Day

Agenda

• Big Picture State-of-Play

• USMC Force Development

• ARV Vision Primer

LtGen Robert S. Walsh


Commanding General, Deputy Commandant,
Marine Corps Combat Development Command Combat Development and Integration

Jan 9, 2018
Big Picture
Operating Environment USMC Roles & Challenges
First to Fight
Globally Competitive
4+1
Deterrence Force: JEFO
Naval Reawakening

Readiness vs. Modernization

MOC Problem Statement MOC: Tasks to Change

The Marine Corps is not organized, trained


and equipped to meet the demands of a
future operating environment characterized
by complex terrain, technology proliferation,
information warfare, the need to shield and
exploit signatures, and an increasingly non-
permissive maritime domain.
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Larger View of USMC Force Development

1 2 3 4 5
Integrate Naval Evolve the Operate With Enhance Exploit the
Force to Fight At MAGTF Resilience in a Maneuver Competence of
and From the Sea Contested-Network Marine

GCTVS
5th Gen GCE ACV JLTV ARV
MAGTF Mod
AAV SUP/SI
LAV MOD / ATM V35 / Squad X / MUM-T
Full-Spectrum IW:
C2, Intel, Cyber, Networks,
Quads Close Combat
EW, Space, Deception, Op Sec,
Squads SPR
Info Management, MISO
APS LRF
Naval
Agile Distributed C2
Naval NOTM – Mesh Net
Digital Net Services
Wargame
S2ME2 / URBAN

POM WG Technology Denied Ex


Distributed Ops
3
Logistics/Power
F35 5th Generation Analogy

C2: Networked, joint, resilient C4I suite


Sensors: Enhance and extend reach (UAS/UGS)
EW: Networked, multi-functional, SIGMAN
Fires: Neutralize threats at range
Active and Passive Protection: Sense, orient, classify, track, defeat

Way Ahead
• FY18 to FY21: 4 Year S&T ... “Now is the time” to open our thinking aperture
• Includes “novel” concepts ... Edwards / Mumme / Leach
• S&T LOOs 1) Advanced Components 2) Tech Demo (Base Vehicle & Art of Possible)
QUESTIONS
“They should be asking why the
richest nation on Earth could not
have done more to help this small
infantry unit spot the enemy
ambush from the air and defeat
them with overwhelming killing
power. For Giunta's sake, please:
No more fair fights.”

What We Owe Americans Who Fight


By: Robert H. Scales, Paul Van Riper
The Washington Post, Nov 19, 2010

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Next Gen Armored Reconnaissance:
ARV Introduction and Requirements

- Brief to Industry-
09 January 2018

HQMC, CD&I, Capabilities Development Directorate


Fires & Maneuver Integration Division

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Agenda

• LAV Investment Background


• Gaps and Shortfalls
• ARV Storyboard – Core and Enabling Capabilities
• ARV Concept of Employment
• Boundary Conditions
• ARV Functional
Hierarchy

Artists Conception

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LAV Investment Background
Exit Date 2005 2015 2025 2035
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2035
Exit Date
AAO 770 925 1,005 808 ~600-700
IROAN Program at the Depots
LAV SLEP (1997-2010) 770 AAO
Modifications & Sustainment
Fix maintenance issues,
upgrade tire/wheel assemblies, Service Life Extension Program
thermal signature reduction, LAV to LAVA1
Improved Thermal Sight System
(ITSS). LAV-A2 Upgrade
Extended Exit Date 2005-15 C2 Upgrade

Survivability
Upgrade Despite this history of investment, LAVs
today face increasing depot
LAV-R
Upgrade maintenance costs and decreasing
equipment readiness combined with
LAV-AT capability shortfalls in protection,
Survivability Upgrade (2008-13) Cancelled: Self-sealing fuel tanks, energy
Modernization lethality, and mobility
attenuating seats, structural reinforcement, light weight underbody protection
LAV MOB LAV OB
LAV-C2 Upgrade (2005-12) AAO 50: Integrated modern C4I suite
LAV-R Upgrade (2008-14): AAO 45, New winch, generator, storage racks
LAVA2 Upgrade (2005-2012) 925 AAO
Lethality Upgrade (2006- Present) AAO 402 Mod 25mm cannon to fire Depleted Automatic Fire Suppression System (AFSS), Ballistic Protection
Uranium rounds, firing tables, soft recoil mod, heavy breech, and muzzle brake Upgrade Package (BPUP) applique armor, Generation II
LAV Anti-tank Modernization (2010 – Present) AAO 106: Developed modern Suspension, Power Pack Enhancements (Fuel Injectors, Fuel
turret system (TOW/SABRE system compatible) Cooler, and Improved Radiator), and Electronic Turret Drive
Extended Exit Date 2015-2025
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LAV – Capability
(U) LAR battalions require greater capacity to conduct combined arms reconnaissance and
surveillance, raids and offensive actions, security and defensive operations in support of maneuver, and
counter-reconnaissance with the level of independence and autonomy necessary to operate across
extended lines of communication with minimal external support.
• Greater capacity to sense, orient, track, classify, and defeat incoming threats; organic ground
and unmanned sensing capability to extend surveillance reach and expand the security area IOT
provide a basis for responsive and accurate direct and indirect fires.
• Improved networked C4I and fire control capability/capacity to keep pace with the increasing
tempo of the operating environment. Need to preserve rapidity and timeliness within the armored
recon commanders decision cycle.
• Greater shore-to-shore water mobility to expand the maneuver space in the littorals without
bridging and land mobility to conduct security operations across the ROMO while keeping pace with
the future MAGTF.
• LAR battalions require effective, organic, all-weather direct and indirect fire systems to fight and win
the counter-reconnaissance battle while conducting reconnaissance and security operations.
Insufficient lethality to deliver effective direct fire effects at range to defeat threats; defeat
close-in enemy heavy armor threats with organic heavy anti-armor weapons; effectively execute
the LAR commander’s EFSTs with organic precision indirect fires and with full spectrum tactical
EW capability.
• Improved force protection and system survivability for the emerging & forecasted threat
operating environment.
• Capability to conduct counter-UAS operations with kinetic and non-kinetic means.
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Next Gen Armored Recon – ARV Concept

Next Generation Armored Reconnaissance Concept


To perform its primary role for the MAGTF in the future operating environment – fight for
information and shape the battle – Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion will
operate in increasingly complex and highly contested environments, countering threats
that have more capable reach and lethality.

Next Generation Armored Reconnaissance Family of


Vehicles
The ARV will be a modern combat vehicle system, capable of fighting for information, that
balances competing capability demands to sense, shoot, move, communicate, and remain
transportable as part of the naval expeditionary force. The ARV will provide a balanced set
of performance, payload, and protection attributes with sufficient design reserve to be
readily adaptable over its service life. This combination of the ARV base variant with
incremental upgrades and key enablers will yield a family of vehicles with exceptional
mobility on land and in the water, redundant and resilient MAGTF communications, and
protection against direct and indirect fires, mines and IEDs, and guided munitions.

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ARV Concept – Core & Enabling Capabilities

Core Capabilities
Land/Water Mobility: Robust cross-country/on-
road mobility performance with shore-to-shore
water mobility
Transportability: Size and weight within legacy
LAV configuration (4 on LCAC/SSC)
Protection: Full spectrum active & passive force
protection and system survivability
Growth: 25 percent growth margin with no
performance degradation
Enabling Capabilities
Lethality: Kinetic and non-kinetic means to deliver direct and indirect fires
Communication: Modern C4I suite with tactical battle management system
MUM-T: Manned Unmanned-Teaming capability extends LAR reach and offsets
risk to ARV crews
Sense: Broad spectrum capability to enhance and extend reconnaissance reach and
provide persistent surveillance

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ARV Concept – Integrating Key Capabilities
Command and Control
Modern C4I suite with resilient digital architecture
Expandable for range of electronic requirements with growth
capacity
Networked and Joint-interoperable Battle Management System
enables secure voice, video, and data exchanges from extended
ranges and in GPS-denied environments to expand the
battlespace

Sensors
Full spectrum capability to enhance and extend reconnaissance
reach and surveillance persistence as UAS/UGS payloads
Networked among crew, scouts, and commanders
Networked with other MAGTF and Joint sensing assets
Interoperable with MAGTF and Joint targeting systems

Active and Passive Vehicle Protection


Achieve standoff to sense, orient, classify, track, and defeat
incoming RPG, ATGM, and PGM threats with hard- and soft-kill
Fires Electronic Warfare capability
Enhanced lethality to orient, classify, track, Advanced, networked, multi-function [Army Modular APS – Vehicle Active Protection System]
engage and neutralize threats at range to shape EW capabilities support Assured C2, [Army HAEDS S&T – collective multiple counter-threat capability]
the battlespace Situational Awareness, and Electronic
Automatic medium caliber cannon capable of Fires to enable the counter-recon
delivering anti-personnel, anti-materiel, and fight Unmanned Aerial and Ground Systems (UAS/UGS)
anti-armor munitions on the move Multi-band comm systems to outpace Mission role variant payload to extend reconnaissance reach and
[Army XM813 30mm weapon system] RF threats surveillance persistence
Anti-armor capability to defeat close-in heavy Collaborative RF sensing to orient, Group 3 for long-range RSTA and precision strike
armor threats classify, and track threat systems Group 3 delivery of UGS payload for I&W sensing at areas of
PGMs to defeat threats beyond the range of Jamming to deny, disrupt, and interest
threat systems [Spike] degrade adversary use of RF Group 1 for local security, RSTA, and point target attack
Unmanned systems swarm capability to provide spectrum; directed energy for [Switchblade]
persistent, multi-function munitions physical effects against targets Unmanned system payload to find, fix, finish IEDs

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ARV – Draft Concept of Employment

• CoE Exists in Draft Form


• Describes the capability as an evolution
of the current LAR Bn capability with
technology enhancements to:
– Fight for Information
– Shape the Battle

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ARV – Boundary Conditions

• Boundary Conditions – hard/fast requirements with a significant design or


capability restriction
Move Combat Power – Crew
Lethality – Medium Caliber and embarked scouts drive
Weapon System (integrated under armor volume… weight
space and weight claims,
center of buoyancy)

Move Water – riverine


implies a positive balance
Move Land and Growth between vehicle volume and
Capacity – significant vehicle weight (density) and
propulsion capacity with a marine drive system
capable off-road suspension
both with growth margin
Deploy – 4x SSC (weight and
Protect – Vehicle underbody geometry implications) and
and ballistic armor…. weight L-Class embarkation

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ARV – Functional Hierarchy
Move across
Terrain
• The functional hierarchy is a comprehensive 1.0

decomposition of the ARV operational Move across


requirements Water
2.0

– Ensures comprehensive consideration Move Combat


– Each function describes in nouns and Power
3.0
verbs what we want ACV to be able to do Deploy into Areas
– Later steps assign metrics and of Operation
4.0
Provide Armored
parameters leading to a full capability Reconnaissance
statement Neutralize Threats
5.0
– Enables future development of relative
Provide Command
priority among capabilities and Control
6.0
• This process effectively applied on other
ACAT1 programs like JLTV and ACV. Provide Protection
7.0

Enable
Sustainment
8.0

Collect Battlefield
Information
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Combat Functions

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Move Across Terrain

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Move Across Water

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Move Combat Power

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Deploy into Areas of Operation

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Collect Information

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Provide Command and Control

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Neutralize Threats

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Provide Protection

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ARV Functional Hierarchy –
Enable Sustainment

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LAV Lessons Learned

- Brief to Industry-
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UNCLASSIFIED // FOUO 1
34 Years and Counting (1983-present)

Panama
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34 Years and Counting

DESERT STORM/DESERT SHIELD


Kuwait

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34 Years and Counting

Somalia Kosovo

Norway
Kenya
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34 Years and Counting

Operation IRAQI FREEDOM


Iraq

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34 Years and Counting

Operation ENDURING FREEDOM


Afghanistan

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Light Armored Reconnaissance

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Tough, Reliable, Lethal…Like a Marine

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Transportability

Strategic Air LCAC

JHSV/EFT

LCU
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Land Mobility

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Water Mobility

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Lethality

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Sensing, Communications, & MUM-T

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Final Thoughts

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Questions?

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Core & Enabling Capabilities

• Core
– Land Mobility: Iraq Feb 21, Mar 21
– Water Mobility: Iraq
– Transportability: MEU
– Protection: Turtle on Wheels
– Growth: Slick to now
• Enabling
– Lethality: greater range and effectiveness; precision indirect; networked;
– Communication: Mudaysis, 180 km from nearest friendly forces; 80 km
screenline for a LAR Co(-)
– MUM-T: Extend reach, send a UAS/UGV before a Marine
– Sense: Extend reach, shared SA, increase tempo/decision making time

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LAV – Capability
• Sense, orient, track, classify, and defeat;
– Including organic ground and unmanned sensing capability to extend surveillance
reach and expand the security area IOT provide a basis for responsive and accurate
direct and indirect fires.
• Improved networked C4I and fire control capability/capacity
• Greater shore-to-shore water mobility
• Effective, organic, all-weather direct and indirect fire systems to fight and win the
counter-reconnaissance battle while conducting reconnaissance and security
operations.
– At range
– Defeat heavy armor
– Precision indirect fires
– Full spectrum tactical EW
• Improved force protection and system survivability for the emerging &
forecasted threat operating environment.
• Capability to conduct counter-UAS operations with kinetic and non-kinetic means.

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Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV)
Advanced Technology Development
Future Naval Capability (FNC) Program

BAA Overview and


Science and Technology Opportunities
Jeff Bradel
Mobility/Maneuver Science and Technology
Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism S&T Department
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Jeff.bradel@navy.mil

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Agenda

• Office of Naval Research (ONR) Overview


• ARV S&T Program Objectives
• Schedule/Timelines
• Research Areas
– Research Area 1 (RA1): Advanced Component and Subsystem
Technology Research and Development
– Research Area 2 (RA2): Full System Concept Studies, Mockup
Fabrication, and Full System Technology Demonstrator
Prototype Development
• Conclusions/Final Thoughts
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Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval
Research Enterprise Organization
ONR is the lead agency for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

Secretary of the
Commandant of
Chief of Naval Navy
the Marine
Operations
Corps
Ass’t Secretary
N9, Deputy CNO of the Navy Deputy CMC
for Integration of (RDA) for Combat
Capabilities and Development &
Resources Integration
Chief of Naval
Research

N94, Director of Commanding


Innovation, Tech Vice Chief of General
Req’ts, and T&E Naval Research Marine Corps
Warfighting Lab
NRE

Code 30 Code 31 Code 32 Code 33 Code 34 Code 35


Expeditionary
Maneuver Ocean Naval Air
Warfare & C4ISR Battlespace Sea Warfare Warfighter Warfare
Combating Sensing & Weapons Performance & Weapons
Terrorism

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Warfighting Capabilities Enabled by S&T
Investments

Broad 5-20 years

*
Discovery & Invention
4-8 years (Basic and Applied
Science)
2-4 years Leap Ahead
Focus Innovations
(Innovative Naval
Technology Prototypes)
≈ 12%
Maturation ≈ 50%
1-2 years
(FNCs, etc)
Quick
Reaction &
Other S&T ≈ 30%
≈ 8%
Narrow
Current Fleet/Force in Development Future
Fleet/Force Time Fleet/Force

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ARV S&T Program Objectives

• Research and develop advanced/revolutionary technologies


for consideration during the acquisition phase
– Research Area 1 (Component & Subsystem Level Research)
• Research, demonstrate, and evaluate the state of the art at
the system level
– Research Area 2 (Concept studies, M&S, Mock ups, Base Variant
and At the Edge Demonstrators, Government Testing)
• Inform the art of the possible and assist the Marine Corps as
they refine their ARV Requirements and Acquisition
documentation
• Jump start and engage Industry, Academia, and Gov’t Labs as
early as possible
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Unclassified

Schedule/Timelines

ARV S&T FNC program is a 3 1/2 year effort ending in mid-FY21

FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22 FY23 FY24 FY25 FY26

ARV S&T Timeline

KP1 KP2 KP3

ARV Acquisition Timeline

* KP = Knowledge Point

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BAA Schedule
Near-term Key Dates

Event Date
White Papers Due January 19, 2018 – 3:00 PM EST
Request for Proposals* February 2, 2018
Full Proposals Due March 16, 2018 – 3:00 PM EST
Awardees Selected* March 30, 2018
Contracts Awarded* July 30, 2018

* Estimated dates

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BAA Contracting Instruments

• Both Procurement Contracts and Other Transactions for


Prototypes (OTA) were mentioned in the BAA
– These contract instruments are offered to provide flexibility
– Not recommending or advocating one over the other
– Up to you to select and propose to the desired mechanism
– Required proposal documentation is similar for both instruments

• Procurement Contracts
– Can be used for all research areas

• OTAs
– May provide greater flexibility for non-traditional and small businesses
• No cost share or partnering required
– Traditional defense contractors can propose an OTA but will require 1/3 cost
share and/or significant partnering with non-traditional contractors

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Research Area Overview

• S&T program is separated into two (2) Research Areas (RA):


– Research Area 1 (RA1): Advanced Component and/or Subsystem
Technology Research and Development
– Research Area 2 (RA2): Full System Concept Studies, Mockup
Fabrication, and Full System Technology Demonstrator Prototype
Development
• Each Research Area consists of a base period and option
periods
– Options under RA1 are sequential
– Proposer must select which option to propose under RA2. Options
are not sequential.

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BAA S&T Program Schedule
FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21
Phase
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
RA1 Base Phase: Advanced Component
Research and Preliminary Design
RA1 Option 1 Period: Detailed Design
and Initial Prototype Build & Test
RA1 Option 2 Period: Refined
Prototype Build & Test
RA2 Base Phase: Full System Concept
Studies
RA2 Option 1A Period: Advanced
Concept Mockup Development
RA2 Option 1B Period: Full System
Technology Demonstrator Platform
Development, Fabrication and Test &
Demonstration Support
"Base Variant" Tech. Demonstrator
Design, Fabrication, and Gov. Test
"At the Edge" Tech. Demonstrator
Design, Fabrication, and Gov. Test

Transition: Linkages: Schedule: Additional Time If Needed: Government Testing:

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Research Area 1
Overview

• Research Area 1 (RA1): Advanced Component


and/or Subsystem Technology Research and
Development
– Research and develop new and revolutionary
technologies at the component level
• Interested in technologies starting from TRL 2 – 5
– Goal is to mature technologies to TRL 6, if possible
• Technology efforts will inform the realm of the possible and
have future ARV application beyond the S&T program
• Some technologies may be considered for integration into
the Technology Demonstrators being developed under RA2

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Research Area 1
Overview

– Base Period: Research and Preliminary Design


• 6 months, up to $250K each

– Option 1: Detailed Design and Initial Prototype Build &


Test
• 6 months, up to $500K each

– Option 2: Refined Prototype Build & Test


• 6 months, up to $500K each

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Research Area 1
Technology Focus Areas (TFA)

TFA 1: Propulsion
TFA 2: Mobility
TFA 3: Autonomy/Manned-Unmanned Teaming
TFA 4: Weapons
TFA 5: Force Protection/Survivability
TFA 6: Vehicle Architectures
TFA 7: Logistics
TFA 8: Sensors
TFA 9: Communication
TFA 10: Battle Management System
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Research Area 1
TFA 1 and TFA 2
• TFA 1: Propulsion
– Consider novel propulsion technologies to increase power density and
reduce platform size/space claim
– Electric power generation systems that can accommodate electric drive and
high-power weapon systems and payloads
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Electric/hybrid drive, increased power dense engines/transmissions, on-board
vehicle power generation, fuel consumption reduction, etc.

• TFA 2: Mobility
– Increase ability to traverse complex terrain while achieving a greater
operational tempo
– On-board and remote sensors and advanced chassis components /
subsystems / controls
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Smart tire and track concepts, advanced suspensions, predictive and adaptive
off-road mobility sensors/systems, chassis control algorithms, etc.
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Research Area 1
TFA 3
• TFA 3: Autonomy/Manned-Unmanned Teaming
– Provide a vehicle organic capability to perform mission specific behaviors utilizing
input from various advanced sensors
– Provide an ARV vehicle capable of transitioning from manned operation by a crew of
marines to an un-manned operation as a semi-autonomous wingman
– Ability to coordinate autonomous behaviors across a team of heterogeneous
unmanned and manned systems
– Extend reconnaissance reach and surveillance persistence with organic platform-
launched UAS capable of long-range/long-duration flight
– Unmanned systems capable of secure RSTA information transmission from beyond line
of sight
– Ability to remotely control fires and autonomously maneuver individual ARV platforms
to provide broader coverage within an area of operations, increase unit lethality,
enable more rapid and accurate engagements, feign friendly intentions as decoys, and
offset the signature risk to ARV crews
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Advanced autonomous sensors, perception, and collaborative behavior
technologies; unmanned wingman; unmanned lead vehicle concepts; etc.
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Research Area 1
TFA 4

• TFA 4: Weapons
– Provide mission reconfigurable weapons packages, including kinetic
and non-kinetic systems to address a multitude of threats to be
engaged from a single or multiple heterogeneous vehicles
– Improved lethal and non-lethal fires capable of delivering effects at
extended ranges
– Anti-armor capability with increased accuracy and lethality
– Advanced, networked, and multi-function electronic warfare
capability
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Directed energy weapons, anti-armor weapons, electronic warfare
systems, modular/reconfigurable weapon systems, counter-UAS
weapons, etc.

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Research Area 1
TFA 5

• TFA 5: Force Protection/Survivability


– Integrated active and passive protective systems capable of detecting and
neutralizing a variety of threats at sufficient distances to enable the survivability of
the crew
– Minimize armor weight to protect occupants against armor-piercing direct fire
medium and large caliber threats up to heavy machine gun, indirect high explosive
fragmentation, landmines, and IEDs, to maximize transportability, off-road mobility,
and buoyancy in the water
– Be survivable against the broad range of threat effects of kinetic energy and directed
energy weapon attacks without a total loss of mobility or system functionality
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Active protection systems, counter tactical surveillance and targeting systems,
slew-to-cue, lightweight armor materials, improved signature management
across the EM spectrum, overmatch mitigation, fire suppression systems,
damage resistant tires, blast protective seats, resilient fuel systems, CBR
protection, DEW/laser protection, EMP protection, low-observable technologies
to reduce the vehicle passive and emitted signatures, etc.

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Research Area 1
TFA 6 & TFA 7

• TFA 6: Vehicle Architectures


– Cyber-secure and electronic-warfare protected advanced vehicle
architectures that inherently enable advanced communication protocols and
power distribution & management to accommodate modularity for future
advanced payloads (weapons, APS, EW packages, etc.)
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Concepts allowing maximum mission re-configurability, cyber-secure control
systems, etc.
• TFA 7: Logistics
– Substantially reduce the logistics footprint of platforms through
incorporation of fuel efficient propulsion systems and increase operational
availability through the utilization of condition based maintenance systems
and resilient systems allowing degradation in performance rather than a loss
in capability
– Potential Research Ideas:
• CBM+, resilient systems, platform health self-diagnosis, etc.
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Research Area 1
TFA 8

• TFA 8: Sensors
– Sense and identify weapons and targets through obscurants, beyond
threat range, and beyond line of sight with a vehicle-mounted system
and organic small-unmanned air and ground systems capability
– Transmit sensing and targeting information between the crew, the
dismounted scout team, other ARV crews, and other MAGTF and joint
sensing assets
– Sensing in the deep area that will enable rapidly coordinated and
executed fire missions against adversary personnel, armor, equipment,
and facilities
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Sensors capable of operating in degraded vision environments and which
expand sensing capacity of LAR unit over a broader operating area,
sensors to increase local area SA such as see through armor technology
and target motion indicator/sensing capability, etc.
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Research Area 1
TFA 9

• TFA 9: Communication
– Redundant, resilient, and rapidly upgradeable joint-interoperable
communications that enable the command and control of LAR
elements to support armored reconnaissance and security operations
at extended ranges and beyond line of sight
– Communications capabilities able to operate in jammed/denied EM
environments
– Protected, high-bandwidth information exchanges, ingest and
disseminate information such as target quality data, high-resolution
imagery, and video at near real-time speeds utilizing multiple
waveforms
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Resilient communication systems, high bandwidth and secure
communication, etc.
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Research Area 1
TFA 10

• TFA 10: Battle Management System


– A combat vehicle mounted system that fuses sensors,
communications, command and control applications, and
weapons to form tactical level coordinated battle teams that
perform their tasks with greater aggregate effectiveness
– Supports the requirements of battalion-and-below tactical units,
meeting their operational needs, including direct fire
engagement & maneuver, indirect fire support, intelligence and
logistics.
– Potential Research Ideas:
• Battle Management System and related subsystems.

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Research Area 2
Overview

• Research Area 2 (RA2): Full System Concept Studies,


Mockup Fabrication, and Full System Technology
Demonstrator Prototype Development
– Research and develop novel concepts for both a “Base Variant”
and a revolutionary “At the Edge” design
– Demonstrate those concepts via mockups or technology
demonstrators
– Demonstrator definitions:
• “Base Variant”: Advanced technologies and capabilities to push the state
of the art given certain constraints (size, weight, timeframe, and price
point)
• “At the Edge”: Far-term future generation-after-next-technologies to
push the upper limits of capability and performance given few constraints
(size and weight only)
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Research Area 2
Overview

Base Period:
Full System Concept Studies (for both Base Variant and At the Edge designs)

Option 1A: Option 1B:


Advanced Full System Technology Demonstrator
OR
Concept/Subsystem Prototype Development, Fabrication and
Mockup Development Test & Demonstration Support

– If proposing to an Option, select one or the other, but not both

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Research Area 2
Base Period

• Concept Studies:
– Each offeror is expected to conduct and deliver concept
studies for both a “Base Variant” and “At the Edge” ARV
platform
– Concepts should use physics-based analytical and modeling
and simulation tools and a systems-based approach
• Explore various advanced component and sub-system
technologies
• Conduct whole system trade studies and M&S to optimize
designs
• Determine/predict platform performance capabilities
– 4 months, up to $400K each
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Research Area 2
Option 1A

• Advanced Concept/Subsystem Mockup


Development
– Develop low-cost or virtual mockups of a unique
design feature or subsystem
• Not a full platform/system mockup
– Purpose is to aid in the visualization of an important
technology or feature without the need to develop a
fully functioning prototype
– 4 months, up to $250K

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Research Area 2
Option 1B

• Full System Technology Demonstrator Prototype


Development, Fabrication, and Test &
Demonstration Support
– Offerors can propose to the ‘Base Variant”, the “At
the Edge”, or both demonstrators
– Base Variant demonstrator
• 17 months design/fabrication/shakeout, 6 months Gov’t
testing, up to $10M
– At the Edge demonstrator
• 23 months design/fabrication/shakeout, 6 months Gov’t
testing, up to $15M
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Research Area 2
Option 1B: “Base” Variant

• Nearer-term design containing state-of-the-art technologies


• Constraints:
– Notional Average Manufacturing Unit Cost (AMUC) of $6.0M per
platform for 500 units
– Projected Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in 2027
– Platform weight should not exceed 29,600 lbs (with 25% weight growth
margin designed in)
– Overall size should approximate the current LAV
• Demonstrator platform must be an operational system with
sufficient durability to withstand testing in a relevant
environment to collect data and assess overall platform
capability
• Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of approximately 6 is desired

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Research Area 2
Option 1B: “At the Edge” Variant

• Far-term, forward-looking revolutionary concept


• There are not any constraints on unit cost for this
platform and there is no defined IOC
• Only constraint is weight and size (should not exceed
29,600 lbs with 25% weight growth margin designed in
and overall size should approximate the current LAV)
• Platform is to be operational but is not expected to be
designed with the durability necessary to withstand
sustained operations in relevant terrain environments
• TRL of approximately 5 is acceptable

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Research Area 2
Option 1B: Notional Technology Demonstrator Capabilities

a) A self-healing, cyber-safe electrical and data distribution


architecture with the capability for expansion to support
future capability insertion and ability to be easily updated as
architecture components become obsolete (keeping pace
with Moore’s law).
b) Power pack (engine/transmission) that yields maximum
horsepower per ton capability while yielding significant fuel
efficiency. Threshold would support 70% off road and 30% on
road mobility even with eventual weight growth.
c) Power generation growth that powers all systems on vehicle
with a 25% power buffer and supports an eventual 100%
growth within 10 years for power & distribution, data
distribution & processing, and memory storage without
performance degradation.
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Research Area 2
Option 1B: Notional Technology Demonstrator Capabilities

d) Direct fire, underbody, and top attack vehicle protection.


e) Energy attenuation seats that support IED protection for a
space constrained lightweight vehicle.
f) Water mobility sufficient to support shore to shore
operations.
g) Vehicle volume and weight that enables four ARVs to be
transported on current and future versions of LCAC. For the
purposes of the S&T effort, all designs should not exceed a
GVW of 29,600 lbs. but should accommodate a 25% weight
growth margin up to a GVW of 37,000 lbs.
h) Suspension and structural capacity to support 25% weight
growth margin over the life of the vehicle while ensuring ride
quality (both on road and off road).
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Research Area 2
Option 1B: Notional Technology Demonstrator Capabilities

i) Firepower equivalent to minimum of 30mm direct fire


primary weapon and support future growth to higher caliber
weapons.
j) All-weather, full spectrum operations for both vehicle
mobility and individual crew vision to support superior
reconnaissance capability over any currently fielded lightly
armored vehicle.
k) A C4I architecture that aligns with MAGTF communication
requirements that supports four-year technology refresh
updates. This architecture will support secure voice, video,
and data exchanges in GPS denied environments.

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Research Area 2
Option 1B: Notional Technology Demonstrator Capabilities

l) Interfaces to support the transportation, deployment,


retrieval, data transmission, recharging, and control of
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) and Unmanned Ground
Vehicles (UGVs).
m) Modularity to allow flexibility for the insertion of emerging
technologies and also current and future multi-mission
payloads.
n) Manned/Unmanned teaming operations through the
incorporation of robotics and autonomy.

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Conclusions

• White papers due 19 January 2018 for RA 1 and RA 2


• Proposals due 16 March 2018
• All contract awards expected by late July 2018

• Today’s briefings and Questions/Answers can be


found at this site.

– https://www.onr.navy.mil/ARV-industry-day

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Final Thoughts

• Have we lost our technological advantage?


• “I never, ever want my Sailors and Marines to be in a fair
fight.”
– ADM Roughead, former CNO

• We have a rare opportunity to influence the design of a next


generation combat system from the ground up
• Collectively, we must pursue unmatched ARV technologies /
capabilities for the future battlefield and we ask for your A-
team and full Corporate support

Thank you! We look forward to your white papers and proposals

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Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
(ARV)

Notional Acquisition Strategy

9 January 2018

Steve Myers
Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles
Marine Corps Systems Command
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Acquisition Strategy
Development

The ARV program will leverage the output of the ONR S&T program
including the technology demonstration effort, Whole System Trade
Study, and Industry IR&D

Acquisition Strategy will be informed by:


– Results of technology demonstration and trade study efforts
– Requirements generation
– Programmed funding
– Higher headquarters' direction

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Assumptions

Program enters the acquisition lifecycle at Milestone (MS) B


Production quantity is estimated at 500 vehicles for purposes of
developing cost and schedule estimates
All technologies proposed for EMD will be high Technology
Readiness Level (TRL) to support integration and testing
Contractors will not require an extended ramp up for development
and building of EMD vehicles
Expected to be an ACAT IC program with an estimated Initial
Operational Capability (IOC) 4QFY27
Focused on providing a "base vehicle" capable of meeting
evolving threats via open systems architecture and sufficient
Size, Weight, & Power (SWAP) to accommodate future growth

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ARV Program Initiation

Request for Information (RFI): Key Events


– Survey potential interest based – 1st RFI 4QFY18
on acquisition strategy, schedule,
etc. – 1st Industry Day 2QFY19
– Soliciting questions on – 2nd RFI 1QFY20
acquisition strategy – 2nd Industry Day 3QFY20
Industry Day: – 3rd Industry Day 1QFY21
– In person brief on acquisition – RFP release 3QFY21
strategy to determine industry
interest in ARV and respond to
questions
– Refinement of acquisition
strategy and soliciting questions
RFP Generation and Release:
– Leveraging information from
RFIs, Industry Days, and draft
RFP postings

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ARV Engineering and
Manufacturing Development

Upon MS B decision to proceed Key Events


into EMD: – MS B 4QFY21
– Source selection will be executed
– EMD Contract Award 3QFY22
– Award of two or more
development contracts with – Vehicle delivery complete
production options 4QFY23
Each selected contractor will – Testing/OA complete 3QFY25
develop ten vehicles for testing
– Eight for Performance, Reliability,
and Operational Assessment
– Two for destructive Live Fire
Assessment

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ARV Production and
Deployment

Down-select to single contractor Key Events


at MS C after testing and – Down select / MS C 4QFY25
operation assessments – LRIP begins 1QFY26
Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) – IOC 4QFY27
#1 producing 25 vehicles
– FRP begins 1QFY28
– Supporting Production
Verification Testing, Live Fire, – Full Operational Capability
Initial Operational Test & (FOC) 3QFY32
Evaluation, Initial Operational
Capability (IOC) fielding
LRIP #2 procuring another 25
vehicles to fill out IOC fielding
Decision to continue into Full
Rate Production (FRP) dependent
on test results/reports
Overall production quantity
estimated at 500 vehicles
including LRIPs
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Take Aways

ARV requires Industry IR&D investment and engagement from today


forward
Be ready to respond to RFIs and participate in Industry Days
Provide comments on draft RFP
Be ready for EMD phase execution

The ARV program will leverage the output of the ONR S&T program
including the technology demonstration effort, Whole System Trade
Study, and Industry IR&D
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