The German Atlas Elektronik GmbH, the Canadian Lockheed Martin Canada Inc and the Swedish Saab Ab have been selected by the Finnish Defence Forces' Logistics Command as tenderers/candidates for the battle system of the Squadron 2020 project.
The Finnish Defence Forces' Logistics Command sent requests to 12 companies at the end of last year to participate in the tender procedure to deliver the battle system for the Squadron 2020 vessels. Eight companies sent a request to participate.
The Logistics Command evaluated the requests in cooperation with the Navy, the Defence Command and the Ministry of Defence and an external actor verified the independent nature and quality of the request procedure.
The following criteria were applied to select the companies: integration expertise, technical competence, project competence, commercial and legal requirements, life cycle expertise, industrial cooperation, quality and safety.
The selected companies will receive an invitation to negotiate and a preliminary invitation to tender from the Logistics Command in early summer 2017. This will start a negotiation phase at the end of which, in the course of 2018, a procurement contract will be signed.
The battle system to be delivered will consist of weapons, sensors, and command and control systems and their integration.