Indian MOD issues RFI for 60 man-portable target designators
12:00 AM, May 12, 2010
The Indian MOD has issued an RFI to procure 60 light weight portable target laser designators(LWPTD) to carry out laser designation missions by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The LWPTD are to be man-portable. The last date for responding to the RFI has been fixed for May 25 and the bidders are to subject their equipment to a trial on a ‘no cost and no commitment’ basis as is the standard practice of the Indian MOD’s procurement system and the offers are to be valid for a period of 18 months from the date of submission. In case the procurement process carries forward beyond 18 months, the bidders can put in a fresh bid at an increased cost if felt necessary. All bids received will be evaluated by the technical evaluations committee of the IAF and only the successfully evaluated bidders will be invited for field trails. The successful bidder is expected to meet the guidelines of the Indian Defence procurement policy which includes 30% offsets. Technical requirements: Configuration should be man portable and have LRF, Laser Designator compatible with a NATO laser kits including Pave way and Griffin Laser kits. Laser Designation LOS range upto 10 km. Should have capability selectable PRF codes from 0 to 20 pps. TI Sight Should have good optical cameras with adequate Field of View for recognition of combat vehicles and troops. Position fixation Capability to fix own position and give locations of target systems with high degree of accuracy. Life Total Technical Life of more
than 10 years. Companies such as Thales, a global leader in defence electronics and several Israeli firms manufacture target designators.