Future Naval Capability (FNC) for the Extended Range Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording (ER-DIFAR)

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The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and NAVAIR are jointly developing the ER-DIFAR, over-the-side, sonobuoy. The ER-DIFAR is the first of the Passive Extended Range Sonobuoy System family of new sonobuoys that achieves detection of extremely quiet targets at tactically significant ranges. The sonobuoy met all but the Air Certification parts of the requirements spec. The purpose of this project is to improve the design of the sonobuoy so that it can be tested and delivered to the fleet for analysis.


06/24/21: Request for White Papers Released
08/06/21: White Papers Due
03/24/22: Solution Selected
11/03/22: Request for Proposal Released
01/26/23: Proposal Submitted
TBD: Awarded