U.S. Department of Defense,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). January 7,
The Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology
and Logistics Michael Wynne announced the selection of new Advanced Concept
Technology Demonstration (ACTD) projects for fiscal 2005.
The military services, combatant commanders, defense agencies and
industry submitted almost 100 proposals. Representatives of the military
services and major combatant commanders reviewed the list of proposals and
provided their requirements for operational capabilities.
The ACTDs selected for initiation in fiscal 2005 in alphabetical order
Actionable Situational Awareness Pull: “Pull and tailor” relevant actionable
Chemical Unmanned Ground Reconnaissance: Detection at maneuver speeds, while
Coalition Secure Management and Information System: Rapid role based secure
release of command and control information among coalition partners.
Epidemic Outbreak Surveillance: Near real-time, presymptomatic diagnostic
detection of pathogens.
Joint Coordinated Real Time Engagement: Joint real-time operations across
multi-Combatant Commands, theaters and echelons.
Joint Enhanced Explosion Resistant Coating Exploitation: Protection against
explosives and/or penetrating ordnance.
Joint Force Projection: Comprehensive end-to-end planning of joint
Medical Situational Awareness in Theater: Fusion of medical data and health
Rapid Airborne Reporting & Exploitation: Target detection, identification
Sea Talon: Undersea detection in littoral areas.
Sea Eagle: Monitoring of maritime areas.
SOCOM Long Endurance Demonstrator: Unmanned vehicle for vertical take off
and landing with long.
Viper Strike: Precise targeting with minimal collateral damage.
TACSAT-2 Roadrunner: Responsive and affordable tactical satellites.
Weapons Data Link: Weapon re-targeting in flight.
The ACTD program aids in rapidly transitioning advanced technology
into the hands of warfighters serving the unified commanders.
Marrying new operational concepts with maturing technologies in a
joint environment, ACTDs reduce the time required to field new systems and
increase user involvement in system design and integration.