The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) is to execute the procurement of a large number of small arms for the Portuguese Army, the service has told Jane's. The contract will start this year and run until 2022, the army added.
The acquisition of 10,225 small arms for a total cost of EUR41.9 million (USD45.8 million) was included in the 2015-2026 Military Programming Law approved in May 2015, although the original plan seems to have been updated and will now see the delivery of new types of weapons. The initial plan covered acquisition of assault rifles, light machine guns, sub-machine guns, and pistols between 2017 and 2026.
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