Elbit bidding in tender to supply Estonian army with ammunition

A number of well-known European companies are also competing in the tender, worth 80 million euros

Elbit bidding in tender to supply Estonian army with ammunition

Estonian Defense Forces soldiers, archive. Photo: Sgt. John Carkeet IV, released by US Army, Wikimedia Commons

Israel's Elbit System is bidding for a tender from the Estonian Ministry of Defense for the supply of ammunition to the Estonian army. The German website euro-sd.com reports that The Estonian State Centre for Defense Investment (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskus, RKIK) has announced its intention to procure ammunition from suppliers in Europe and Israel in the scope of framework contracts amounting to almost €80M.

According to RKIK, the supply of medium and large-caliber ammunition (over 23 mm) worth €30M and the supply of small caliber ammunition (below 23 mm) worth €50M. The framework contracts are concluded for terms of four years and can optionally be extended to eight.

RKIK has published the names of the contractors, and with the exception of Elbit, the following companies are also participating: Arsenal JSC & VIPFISH (Estonia), BAE Systems GCSM (UK), EXPAL Systems (Spain), Hirtenberger Defence Europe (Austria), Nammo Lapua (Finland) NEXTER Munitions (France) and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition (Germany).

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