A request for proposals (RfP) published by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on 24 April for the acquisition of 167 4x4 Viaturas Táticas Ligeiras Blindadas (Light Tactical Armoured Vehicles, VTLB) for the Portuguese Army closed on 16 August.
Jane’s has learned that URO Vehículos Especiales (UROVESA) of Spain and Katmerciler Araç Üstü Ekipman Sanayi ve Ticaret of Turkey have delivered proposals. UROVESA offered the VAMTAC ST5 and Katmerciler is competing with the Hizir.
Technical and commercial proposals will be evaluated before a contractor is selected, with a multi-year contract expected to be signed this year, an army spokesperson told Jane’s .
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