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United Kingdom-Bristol: Military research and technology
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Active Protection Systems (APS) Study
As part of a wider study of the Armoured Vehicle Active Protection System (APS) concept, UK MOD has a requirement to improve its knowledge and baseline its understanding of an integrated grenade launcher based APS. To satisfy this requirement, the Defence Equipment and Support Technology Office intends to procure an IMI Iron Fist Light Decoupled Hard Kill APS from Elbit Systems UK Ltd for testing and evaluation.
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
See Annex D3 3. Explanation for description of the procurement.
Section IV: Procedure
Under Reg 16(1)(a)(ii) – Technical Reasons.
The UK MOD has a requirement to improve its technical knowledge and baseline its understanding of an integrated grenade launcher based Armoured Vehicle Active Protection System (APS). To satisfy this requirement, the Defence Equipment and Support Technology Office intends to procure an IMI Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IF-LD) Hard Kill APS to undertake a limited Test and Evaluation (T&E) exercise. The IMI APS is the only integrated High Technology Readiness Level (TRL) grenade launcher-based Hard Kill APS which uses both electro-optical and radar sensors to detect threats within a single system. This requirement will form part of the wider UK study into the APS concept and knowledge gained during this phase will add to that already obtained on other APS to de-risk the generation of future UK APS requirements.
A summary of the deliverables are:
1 x complete IF-LD system with associated countermeasures and calibration/test equipment
Documentation (in English):
System/sub-system design documentation
Interface control documentation
Training package for 10 x DSTL personnel:
4 weeks trial support
Any values stated in this notice are provisional and a contract has yet to be awarded.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Active Protection System (APS)
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a security aspects letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.
Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-201959-DCB-14875283