SDA Requests Information about Datalinks and Waveforms Application for Tranche 2 Demonstration and Experimentation System (T2DES)

Response Date: Dec 15, 2022

The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks U.S. industry feedback on advanced tactical datalink and waveform maturity, on-going work with other U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) agencies on datalinks and waveforms, and integrating datalinks and waveforms on future Tranches of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). This would include risk reduction efforts to support command and control, sensor to shooter, and tactical satellite communication capabilities. Responses to this RFI will specifically inform SDA’s Transport Layer Tranche 2 Demonstration and Experimentation System (T2DES) planning in fiscal year 2023 for subsequent contract award in FY2024. With this RFI, SDA will align datalink and waveform capabilities for baselining and/or demonstration in Tranche 2 (initial launch capability beginning September 2026). 

All responses received to this RFI are solely for information and planning purposes. Responses to this RFI may be used to inform future solicitations. Submit responses by Dec 15, 2022.