The Swiss government has issued the request for tender for a new long-range surface-to-air defense system through its defense procurement agency, Armasuisse, for the country’s Air 2030 program.
Under its Air2030, Switzerland is aiming to procure new combat aircraft and ground-based defences in a programme valued at CHF8 billion ($8.1 billion).
On the basis of the requirements published by the Ministry of Defence on 23 March, 2018, the first request for tenders for a new long-range air defense system (DSA) is issued to three manufacturers: the Eurosam consortium’s SAMP/T system; the David’s Sling missile shield from Israel; and Raytheon’s Patriot system.
The release stated that the tenders must include: capabilities of the proposed system; acquisition and product support costs; information and proposals for cooperation between armed forces and procurement authoritiesl and indication as to the possibility of compensation.
Armasuisse expects the offers by the end of March 2019.
Armasuisse plans to test the radar detectors for each system in Switzerland by the end of summer 2019. Armasuisse will analyze the capabilities of other major components such as missiles and the control system on the basis of additional data obtained, either in Switzerland or, if necessary, in each country of manufacture, the release said.
Switzerland has invited five European and US companies to submit their bids to replace its ageing fleet of fighter jets. The defense ministry has sent out the offer to Saab (Gripen), Dassault (Rafale), Airbus (Eurofighter), Boeing (Super Hornet) and Lockheed Martin (F-35A) for the Air 2030 program
The Swiss government plans to spend $8 billion (CHF8 billion) to buy new fighter jets and missile defences. The Federal Council on Wednesday tasked the defence ministry with looking at potential aircraft, wanting it to begin talks with Airbus, Boeing, Dassault, Lockheed Martin and Saab, SwissInfo reported Thursday
Switzerland has laid out 20 scenarios Tuesday to procure as many as 70 new fighter jets for replacing the country's aging aerial combat fleet. The country could eventually be in the market for as many as 70 new fighter jets or as few as 20 under scenarios laid out on Tuesday by a defense ministry task force examining how to replace the neutral country's aging air force fleet, the Swiss department of defense announced Tuesday
The Swiss government plans to evaluate a new fighter aircraft to replace ageing F/A-18 Hornet and F-5E Tiger II jet fighters. The fighter replacement program had ground to a halt after Swiss voters rejected the procurement of 22 Gripen fighters in a referendum
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