USSOCOM conducts Tactical Network Testbed (TNT) experimentation events in cooperation
with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) at Muscatatuck UTC, IN; at Camp Roberts,
CA; and at Avon Park, FL. These cooperative TNT experiments are conducted with
representatives from Government R&D organizations, academia, and private industry.
TNT experimentation events provide an opportunity for technology developers to
interact with operational personnel to determine how their technology development
efforts and ideas may support or enhance SOF capability needs. The environment
facilitates a collaborative working relationship between Government, academia,
and industry to promote the identification and assessment of emerging and mature
technologies for the primary goal of accelerating the delivery of technology discoveries
to the SOF warfighter.
TNT identifies potential technology solutions, impacts,
limitations, and utility to meet SOF technical objectives and thrust areas. Materiel
solutions should be at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 3 or greater for the
purpose of TNT. Experiments may be between a half day and five days in duration
and be conducted in unimproved expeditionary-like conditions. At the discretion
of USSOCOM, respondents may be asked to complete a
vendor loan agreement (see attachment).
TNT is not a marketing event or trade show. It is a unique environment in which
to experiment with new and innovative solutions to address SOF challenges. The
key objective is collaboration between SOF operators and/or Principal Investigators
in a pre-acquisition phase.
To view the most current Request For Information (RFI), go to
FedBizOpps.Gov then search for Keyword / Solicitation
#: "TNT" and Agency: "U.S. Special Operations Command".
||26 Feb 13 – 7 Mar 13
||Avon Park AFR, FL
||4 - 13 Jun 13
||Camp Roberts, CA