AFRL Issues Solicitation for ‘Mayhem’ Hypersonic Missile Development Program

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has released a broad agency announcement for a potential $334 million contract to build a larger class air-breathing hypersonic missile designed to carry out multiple missions.

Vendors that intend to pursue the Mayhem program should request a proposal requirements package by March 15 and submit offers through May 24, according to a solicitation notice posted Tuesday.

AFRL said it will disseminate the statement of objectives only upon request due to the sensitive nature of information in the SOO and related attachments.

The service issued a notice of contract action for the Mayhem program in December.

The Mayhem program seeks to deliver a hypersonic system with strike, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance features and equipped with a standardized payload interface to provide multiple opportunities to integrate various payloads.

The Air Force anticipates awarding one indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a performance period of 51 months, an ordering period of 45 months and an initial task order with a period of performance of 15 months.

The branch expects to award a contract on Dec. 5, according to the notice.


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