On 24 April 2017, senior NATO officials briefed around 700 North American and European industry representatives on the first invitations for bids that will be launched in September as part of NATO’s major tech refresh.
The discussions were held at the NATO Communication and Information Agency’s flagship Industry conference, NITEC17, held in Ottawa, 24-26 April.
In sum, 3 billion EUR will be put to market. The first round of contracts will be competed in September and October 2017 and will include:
Command and control software for land operations – 2 million EUR
NATO Joint Targeting System – 8 million EUR
Logistics for multinational operations – 30 million EUR
Service Management and Control – 27 million EUR
Air command and control – 320 million EUR
New NATO messaging service, information services – over 70 million EUR
Satellite communication services – approximately 1.5 billion EUR
"The aim of the conference was to give industry an opportunity to prepare for these competitions, including teaming up with partners from both Europe and North America," stressed NCI General Manager Koen Gijsbers.
Broad range of solicitations