On Friday 10 July 2015, the NCI Agency awarded a contract amounting to €22M for the provision of two Deployable Air Defence Radars (DADRs) for NATO Air Command and Control Surveillance and Identification to the Spanish company "INDRA SISTEMAS".
The contract was signed for Indra by Mr Carlos Suarez, the Executive Vice-President and Mr Domingo Castro, the Radar and Electronic Defence Director, respectively and by the NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers in the presence of the Spanish Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Miguel Aguirre de Cárcer. Indra was awarded the contract following an International Competitive Bidding procedure with the Best Value selection criteria.
The DADRs will provide long range, 3 dimensional detection capability of both cooperative and non-cooperative targets. These systems will form the basis of air surveillance and cooperative identification capability for the Deployable Air Command and Control Centre which is responsible for the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control capabilities. These conventional active radars will complement the two passive sensors for which the contract was awarded in May 2014. The system will be designed to support any of the challenging environmental and transportation conditions that may be encountered in deployment locations.
The Indra solution is based on the 5th generation of the LTR-25 system under development for the Spanish Air Force.
The contract also provides an optional Contractor Logistic Support period which will be considered in due course by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.
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