Platoon Organic Fire Support – Ministry of Defence – Request for Information

Platoon Organic Fire Support – Ministry of Defence – Request for Information

The British Army needs to deliver multiple precision effects, at range (1000m+).

Platoon Organic Fire Support – RFI

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Weapons, ammunition and associated parts – 35300000

Location of contract

South East

Procurement reference

tender_278280/973858

Published date

22 June 2021

Closing date

6 July 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

The British Army is seeking to enhance the capability of the Infantry Company, in order to reduce reliance on capabilities held at Battlegroup and above such as the 81mm Mortar. Currently, an Infantry Company can project effects (HE, Smoke and Illumination) to 350m (area effect) using the in-service Underslung Grenade Launchers held in each Platoon.

The British Army needs to deliver multiple precision effects, at range (1000m+). The capability will be held at the lowest level and without unduly increasing the physical burden on the user either as individuals or as a group. If a launcher platform is required then utilising in-service weapons should be the focus. Precision could be delivered to reduce the risk of collateral damage, increase the probability of an effective hit on a variety of targets and reduce the physical burden on the user by minimising the load required to be carried. A new capability should be able to deliver many novel effects on various different targets
This is a request for Information to ascertain the Market capability of meeting the potential requirement.

 

More information

 

Linked Notice

tender_278280/973858

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

Army HQ
Andover
SP11 8HJ
England

Email

ArmyCap-GM-Cbt-CCL-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

Website

WWW.GOV.UK