U.S. European Command has issued a request for proposals to procure air and missile defense equipment for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in an effort to strengthen partnerships with NATO allies.
The RFP, issued July 20, states that the government anticipates awarding a sole source contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation for the acquisition of the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2), Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) and communications network systems. The equipment will help those nations integrate into NATO architecture for both air defense and counter-UAS to support homeland defense, it states.
Northrop Grumman, rather than the government, owns the technical data package for both FAAD C2 and AMDWS, the RFP notes. The company has also been the only source to provide the communications architecture, engineering, integration, installation, rocket artillery mortar warning hardware or logistics support for the counter-rocket, artillery and mortar network.
Offers are due July 31 and the award will be a definitive contract that will end Sept. 30, 2024, the notice states.
The RFP comes as the United States continues to send military aid to support Ukraine in its war with Russia. The latest package, announced earlier this week, includes counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment.