The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported that it has received four proposals from interested bidders in the competitive procurement of 150 new wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to equip three battalion-size battlegroups for a mechanised brigade.
The proposals submitted by the four bidders - General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDLS) - Mowag, Patria, Nexter, and Rheinmetall-Krauss-Maffei Wegmann joint venture ARTEC - were opened in the ministry on 18 December.
The Bulgarian requirements call for 90 wheeled 8×8 IFVs, armed with a 30 mm gun, in addition to 60 more support vehicles - equipped for roles including reconnaissance, command-and-control, and medical evacuation - that could be in 8×8, 6×6 or 4×4 configuration.
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