The Air Force Research Laboratory has scheduled an industry day this month to examine potential solutions for counter-small unmanned aerial systems ahead of issuing requests for information and requests for proposals early next year.

The industry day will take place Dec. 16 at the Griffiss Institute in Rome, New York, the headquarters of AFRL’s Information Directorate. A general session will be held in the morning, with 20-minute private appointments available for small business representatives, per an online contracting notice on

“The purpose of this meeting is to provide interested companies/entities with an overview of the C-sUAS contract, promote an early exchange of information, and provide an opportunity for both the Government and Industry to gather more information prior to the Draft RFP and RFP being issued,” the notice said.

An original Nov. 13 notice revealed AFRL plans to award one indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity research-and-development contract with cost-plus fixed fee completion task orders over a 72-month period, worth up to $490 million. A draft request for proposals is expected in early 2020.