The U.S. Air Force has taken the first step in seeking new female maternity flight suits.

In a request for information solicitation posted on the government's acquisition and awards website, the service's Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is asking companies to identify themselves if they have the means to make the garments.

While the Air Force is not requesting ideas or proposals at this time, the RFI could lead to a contract award in the future, according to the solicitation. The service does not currently have a formal maternity flight suit.

Vendors wishing to be considered must be capable of producing "400 flight suits to be delivered within 6 months of contract award," the RFI states. Read More